Ms. Beggs' Teaching Philosophy
Every student is capable of learning, and therefore deserves the opportunity to have a compelling education. An education that teaches students to take control of their own learning by engaging in enriching content and thought provoking experiences. Teaching for science literacy does not mean teaching solely content. Rather, to be scientifically literate one must be able to read and write effectively, analyze and interpret data, ask questions, and to seek out possible solutions to their questions. These skills are necessary for my students to be successful learners and members of society when they leave my classroom. In 2007, the Carnegie Foundation highlights the importance of science learning when they stated "the nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the modern workforce depend on a broad foundation of math and science learning, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of social mobility that lie at the heart of the American dream". Therefore, as a science educator I am not only working to help my students be successful in my classroom, or in their science courses, but more importantly I am working to provide learning opportunities that will ultimately guide my students to becoming successful members of society.