Mr. Claus

Mr. Claus

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M.A. Biology

Mr. Claus

Philosophy of Education

Students must be literate so that they can become good citizens and perform their civic responsibilities. They must be able to understand scientific issues as well as political and social issues, to develop informed opinions and cast informed votes.
Students must be able to develop critical thinking skills so that they can discern the difference between information based on evidence and information based on belief alone. Critical thinking skills are essential for future academic progress and essential for entering the world of adulthood and work. The science classroom can be considered the foundation upon which evidence-based critical thinking skills are cultivated, refined and become integrated into the student’s intellectual processes.
Students are unique individuals with unique talents and abilities. It is essential that every child can be helped to discover their special qualities and be educated to the best of their abilities, in order to realize their full human potential, maximize their opportunities and have the greatest enjoyment of their lives.