John Mazza’s Teaching Philosophy

  • To create a cooperative classroom environment where students are encouraged to self-regulate their behavior and be responsible students.

  • To have high expectations not only for my students but for myself while setting an example of being a life-long learner.

  • To utilize my creativity, resourcefulness and computer skills to create original and compelling educational materials that stimulate and motivate my students.

  • To create multi-layered lessons that address varied learning styles as well as different ability levels.

  • To make connections to real world examples and experiences whenever possible.

  • To collaborate with administrators, teachers, staff and students to create the best possible school experience and environment for all.

My Favorite Education Quote

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

~ William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Irish writer, considered one of the greatest poets of 20th century