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Eileen O’Connor

Grade 1

Graduate 1994 St. Joesph’s University

Completed Alternate Route Teacher Certification Specializing in Preschool-Grade3

Taught early elementary in Elizabeth NJ  2000-2005

Philosophy- Children are motivated to learn when they have opportunities to make choices in an environment that is enriching and stimulating. Children are curious from infancy and have a desire to learn from their environment and those around them. When children are encouraged to interact with their peers and adults in positive ways, they feel safe to explore their surroundings. As a teacher, I seek to guide children from needing assistance with a task to accomplishing a task independently by providing experiences that are challenging yet attainable for every child. I facilitate learning through the in-depth study. Children can be highly motivated, feel actively involved in their own learning and produce work of high quality when they have the time to engage in short and long term projects.

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