I'm not a teacher, but I play one on tv. Okay, I'm not on tv either, but when I was growing up my mom taught reading. I've always liked trying to help others learn by explaining things in ways they can understand. So now, I'm a dad who hopes to support and supplement the teaching that my boys receive from their teachers in school. In that way, I'm a parent-teacher. Sometimes I even set up conferences with myself, which are usually very informative, though sometimes I question the teacher's pedagogical methodology and sometimes I question whether the parent has a healthy level of involvement in his child's education.
As much as possible, I aim to be a co-learner and co-discoverer and to cultivate curiosity and fascination. I try to encourage enthusiasm about discoveries and realizations, and I avoid saying "I know," even if I think it's something I already know. As a recovering "correctaholic," I admit that I may be wrong and try to have a "let's find out together" posture.
When a four year old, after reading one of my books on his own, said: "Can I read another?" & When preschool teacher, Tracey A., emailed me this: "I will be including your wonderful books in the preschool program this year."
BA - University of Virginia
Ultimately, I have two boys of my own who I hope will become life-long learners and that I'll be able to help teach them and learn with and from them.