In this series, we sit down with our teachers and ask them about their
experiences teaching at BASIS Independent Fremont, what motivates them, and some other fun questions. Today we talk with Ms. Lizy John, one of our Kindergarten Teaching Fellows.
What do you enjoy the most about teaching at BASIS Independent Fremont?
What I enjoy the most is the flexibility and the freedom to design the curriculum. I believe in creating curriculum that is appropriate to the student’s level. They learn the best when they are challenged the right way. So I tailor the material to excite and challenge the students. I enjoy motivating the children with games and drills.
What do you hope students take away from your classes?
by Jancy Mundenmaney, Lead Kindergarten Teacher
The fundamental core of my teaching philosophy is that each child is unique and precious. I am passionate about the personal success of each student, and believe that every child is capable of reaching their highest potential when given the right tools and support.
At BASIS Independent Fremont, we believe in educating the whole student. We weave important life-skills of empathy, kindness and respect into all of our classes. These life-skills spring from our code of conduct based on five key principles of behavior. In every Kindergarten class we have two teachers: Kindergarten Expert Teachers (KETs) and a Teaching Fellow (TFs). KETs are responsible for delivering most content to students and bringing pedagogical expertise to the classroom, with the consistent support of a Teaching Fellow, who works with the KET to ensure that the diverse needs of each student are being met through differentiated learning.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Fremont is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.