Mr. Dave Rodriguez
Third Grade Teacher - Math and Science/Social Studies
Invest. Instill. Inspire
Mr. R's Teaching Philosophy · Provide a safe growth-oriented environment by removing the stigma that surrounds failed attempts, promoting exploration, and providing opportunities for students to grow academically and on a social-emotional level. · Foster community through respect, encouragement, and giving students a voice. · Engage students by cultivating creativity, establishing a connection with students, and offering real world contexts.
Mr.R made this video to share his perspective on what it means to be a teacher and how kids learn. He even drew all the images himself.
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Mr. R is a graduate of UC Davis and Point Loma Nazarene University. His background in social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, perception, memory, and abnormal psychology has led him to place a great deal of value in teaching to the whole student. He believes that the best way to foster healthy sustainable growth is by supporting students cognitively, emotionally, and socially. Mr. R strives to teach conceptually, applicably, and appreciatively with the hope of guiding students to understand, value, and apply the content they engage.