My personal teaching philosphy sounds pretty simple. I firmly believe that children learn much more when they are engaging in hands on activities. When students are actively particpating the learning that takes is much more authentic, instead of having the students fill out meaingless worksheets or recite facts from textbooks. I have a lot of a learning activities planned for the year that are hands on and I am confident that the students will learn a lot and have fun while doing so. That's right, you can learn and have fun!