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Melissa Moore
Teaching Philosophy
The important thing is not so much
that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

John Lubbock
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Welcome to my preschool page! I have been working in the field of early childhood education since 2007. I am a graduate of Clarion University where I earned bachelor degrees in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.

I believe young children are special and unique individuals that learn in a variety of ways. In my experiences, children learn best through interactions with adults, peers, and the environment. My teaching techniques are rooted in social learning experiences.

Classroom instruction geared towards children's interests creates a motivated learning environment. I believe in giving children opportunities to take control of their own learning. As a teacher I interact, listen, question, and support children as they learn.

Creating a community of learners among children establishes a sense of belonging. This is among the most important goals I have set for myself as a teacher. I want children to feel comfortable, both physically and mentally, in the classroom.

Most importantly, I want children to look forward to being a part of my classroom. I believe learning begins with a spark, and I work hard to keep that excitement alive throughout the learning process. Every child is a special and unique individual that deserves to be surrounded with love, learning, and encouragement.

I currently live in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania with my husband Ned and our daughter Ella. I enjoy reading, the beach, the Steelers, and spending time with my family.

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