David Harvey

Dave HarveyMy philosophy of education is a pastiche of ideas and inspirations which have become the constant governance of my teaching. Foremost, I attempt to respect, empower and challenge each student every day, helping them to connect and engage. Through mentoring, I hope to encourage qualities of character and compassion in each student, organize an inspiring dialogue and create a safe environment freeing students to explore their world and take ownership of their learning. Teaching in the Primary Years Program (PYP) has been a perfect fit with my educational philosophy.

My teaching instills a progressive spirit; permitting students to believe in their own progress and ability to improve themselves and society. My constructivist approach allows the learner to select, investigate, experience and transform information, construct their own questions and draw their own conclusions.

My classroom is a caring community which through guidance and support grows together. While sharing talents and gifts, individuality is encouraged; differences and diversity are celebrated and honoured. Every student has talent worthy of development and in my class each student discovers opportunities to further their skills, comprehension, wisdom and confidence.

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”Socrates