"People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as a part of a community..."
- Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes
Mrs. Silva's Philosophy
I resonant most with the theories of Alfie Kohn. His emphasis on the students and his focus on creating responsible and behaved citizens. My goal is to not only teach students about theatre, but to teach them life long skills that will take them far beyond the classroom. As a theatre teacher, an outsider may look at my classroom and think it is chaotic. It would be hard to disagree with that, however for me, the teacher, I see it as a controlled chaos where students are working with each other and allowing me to guide them through activities. That is why I love being a theatre teacher.
Alfie Kohn is a writer, lecturer, and theorist on human behavior, education, and parenting.