Michael Piper B.Ed
Bachelor of Education form University of British Columbia
School age Childcare Certification form Douglas College
Montessori Foundation Certificate VTI College
Montessori Elementary Certification NAMC
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
All children have the capacity to learn. The teacher’s job is to facilitate the learning process by identifying and utilizing each student's strengths, interests and learning style so that we can teach them the skills needed to achieve success. Teachers must foster student’s intellectual and physical growth in ways that will be most effective for each individual. The elementary school years are a time that makes or breaks a child’s self esteem and ability to achieve success in life. As a teacher, I have the responsibility to ensure each student has a feeling of self worth and confidence that they will carry with them into adulthood.