Learn, Apply, Teach & Repeat
my Teaching Philosophy & Why I teach
Learning is a life-long pursuit that we as individuals engage in. It starts off at home, moves to the classroom and changes form multiple times as we grow and pursue our goals. As an Instructor, I believe that my primary role is to acknowledge my students’ intellect and their desire to learn while identifying the means through which they learn the most effectively. With this knowledge, an Instructor can go beyond just delivering course content and working through a curriculum. He or she may plant the seeds of intrinsic motivation and equip students with the tools they need to grow and learn beyond the classroom.
My teaching philosophy is very strongly tied to my own personal journey as a student. As someone who has spent a significant amount of time in the classroom studying Computer Science, Animation, and Digital Media, I’ve found myself drawn to a career in Teaching and Game Development. While pursuing my graduate studies at the Centre for Digital Media, I chose to enroll in a Teaching Digital Media elective that gave me my first taste of teaching and since then has stuck with me. Even now, as a professional Game Developer I find myself returning to the classroom environment, although this time as an Instructor.