Mrs. Bellinger is an instructor at Lynwood Community Adult School. She teaches the High School Equivalency Test Prep, Skills for Personal and Personal Success, and Independent Studies programs as well as ESL as needed. She has worked in the field of education for over 26 years working with Early Childhood, Special Needs, and Adult Education programs. She has nine years’ experience working as a Christian Education Superintendent and Couples Mentor/Counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Education with a minor in Child Development. She is a kind and compassionate teacher.
My personal teaching philosophy is that all students have the ability and potential to learn as well as develop through educational experiences that engage the various learning styles of each learner. My role as an educator is to provide a safe learning environment and guide students through the learning progress. It is my moral obligation to embrace cultural diversity and equality. Additionally, it is my goal to provide opportunities through learning experiences that engage, stimulate, and develop personal growth and lifelong learners that help develop social-emotional skills.
For an optimum learning experience, students must be active participants in their learning process while in a safe environment that promotes mental, emotional, physical, and social growth. Each student is unique and has life experiences that bring something special to enrich the educational experience. I believe it is important to encourage and guide learners to collaborate with others as well as embrace the cultural differences of others through respect, acceptance, and the promotion of equality.
As an educator I believe teaching is a rich experience of processes of collaborative learning from students, colleagues, parents, and the community at large. Teaching is a lifelong learning progression where new ideas, new experiences, new strategies, and new philosophies play a vital role in the influence of addressing the social-emotional, educational, and developmental needs of all students.
"Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver seat and then get out the way.”
~Ben Johnson, Educator
"Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
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