Elementary Education
with a Heart

Building a Culture of Kindness one Child at a time

“Like ripples radiating across the surface of a pond when a pebble is tossed in, kindness is powerful and has far-reaching, positive ramifications that bring about a tremendous sense of joy.”
― Laurie Buchanan, PhD

TEACHING APPROACH
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Elementary Education with a Heart

Building a Culture of Kindness one Child at a time

“Like ripples radiating across the surface of a pond when a pebble is tossed in, kindness is powerful and has far-reaching, positive ramifications that bring about a tremendous sense of joy.”
― Laurie Buchanan, PhD

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
TEACHING APPROACH

Heart-Centered Approach

My enthusiasm for teaching started with coaching youth sports. I discovered the power of helping kids develop skills that in turn created self esteem and self confidence in daily life. By giving them tools to deal with adversity on the field in a productive positive way, children can become self empowered and will take risks to get better at something. This translates to learning in the classroom as well. Taking the time to let young learners discover their own gifts and talents takes time and patience. I believe that all too often when in public schools kids are expected to learn in a certain way on a specific timeline that so often does not correlate with their individual learning style, their interests, or their ability level. When you align a child’s learning style and include their personal passions of interest, teachers create an environment that will encourage them to enjoy learning and be engaged.

Classes Offered and Descriptions
What to Expect… the Words of a Parent

Assessment

I’ll meet your child where they are and support them to grow from there.

Discovery

The greatest joy of learning is the moment of discovery and wonderment.

Support

Each child grows at their own pace and with the right support, they are sure to succeed.

Results

I’m a skilled teacher who prepares students for the next phase of learning and advancement.

35%

INSTRUCTION

40%

EXPLORATION

25%

REFLECTION

100%

JOYFUL

  • I had Mr. Bertsch when I was in first grade.  He always kept the class environment creative and uplifting.  He often did things to make learning fun for all students and always kept our attention.  One of my favorite memories of his classroom was that he had a puppet named Mr. Einstein that told us stories. His teaching approach let our knowledge grow while still enjoying what we were doing.  For instance, he incorporated science song videos to help us learn and even now, going into my junior year in high school, I can still remember them. Overall Mr. Bertsch created a positive environment where mistakes were often lessons and not frowned upon or negatively looked upon as some other teachers would. I felt it was a comfortable, safe environment to be myself and as creative as I wanted to be.

    Taylor

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