Drew Sparkman's Teacher Portfolio

Drew Sparkman

Teacher

American

Budapest, Hungary

drew.sparkman@gmail.com

+36 30 592 9315


Skills

Inquiry-Based Education

Excellent

Building Rapport

Excellent

Personal and Group Organization

Great

Conflict Management

Good

Languages

English

Native

Spanish

B2

French

A2

Hungarian

A2


Google Certified Educator

How does Drew perceive and consider education?

See below for excerpts from Drew's educational philosophy. A link to the full document is at the bottom of the page.


Stated in its simplest form, the purpose of education is to transmit established knowledge and to guide students in the analysis and effective usage of that knowledge. From a wider scope, however, the purpose of education is two-fold: to teach students how to make their way in a complicated world and to teach students how to undertake such a task according to the compasses of personal interest and morality.


I teach English Language and Literature because (1) both language and literature are of deep personal interest and (2) English Language and Literature directly and indirectly enrich the human condition.


Students, like professionals or parents, learn best by doing.


Student-centered and student-directed methods to teaching are, according to personal experience and current research, the most effective methods for teaching.


Being a self-proclaimed eternal student of life and profession, I recognize that my philosophy has served well thus far, but as the science and art of education continues to be understood and shaped by researchers and practitioners, my philosophy remains open to freshly creative approaches.

Click here to read Drew's Educational Philosophy.