Teaching Philosophy

Sixth Grade

Mr. Zachary Coyle

Teaching Philosophy
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have an active educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks.

I believe that there are five important elements that are conducive to learning. The teacher’s role is to act as a guide. Students must have access to hands-on activities. Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct learning. Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.

Overview of curriculum

At OMC I am the 5th and 6th grade ELA and Science Teacher. I have been teaching for about 10 years in and around the city of Philadelphia. My concentration is in Social Studies and Political Science. Here in the 5th and 6th grade we focus heavily on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar, We work out of the Journeys Book Series and Vocabulary from Sadlier. In Science we focus on Cells and Heredity as well as Ecology and the Environment from Holt Mcdougal.

Most Importantly I try to provide a relaxed environment where students feel comfortable learning. We love to have fun, we love to laugh, and we love to learn.

Educational Background
-B.A. in Education/Political Science from Neumann University (2010)
-Graduated from Roman Catholic High School (2006)
-Board of Trustees at Fairmount Sports Association