A Teaching Philosophy
There are no short-cuts to becoming an outstanding teacher. Some teachers may appear to make teaching look easy and effortless, but what we often do not see is the skill, time, and effort that person as put into becoming an effective and good teacher. For myself, teaching begins before you even meet a student and even before you even step onto your new teaching career. Teaching begins with understanding who you are.
I am Jimmy Bui and I am teaching because I can engage, motivate, and guide students to a better place in life. I can achieve this through getting to know my school's culture, know the family's culture, knowing who my students are, careful preparation, collaborating with other teachers, analyzing and reevaluating myself and teaching methods continuously, and in general thinking outside the box.
Like all adults invested and committed to children, my academic goal is to make sure that students are able to not only learn, but to apply their knowledge and new found wisdom into areas where they can help others. I will do this through helping the students connect their learning to real-life issues. There maybe a slight question as to how I am going to teach and that answer is as broad and diverse as the student body of the world. While there are some strategies that I prefer to use such as group work, and utilizing technology whenever I can, my main concern is to intrinsically motivate the children to love learning so much, that it would not matter what resources I use or how I teach.