My teaching philosophy centers on the belief that collective engagement in a meaningful endeavor brings joy to all. I firmly believe that there is no greater purpose than preserving Latin through reading, writing, and speaking it. While Latin education demands structured focus and diligent study, I emphasize that it can also be an enjoyable pursuit. My approach involves tapping into each student's individual interests and strengths, using them to enrich the subject matter. Creative students can find expression in Latin captions for their artwork, athletes can incorporate Latin into games they design, and history enthusiasts can explore the past through historical fiction set in Caesar's army camp. Throughout this journey, students not only acquire language skills but also gain a deeper understanding of Western culture, law, philosophy, and history. I firmly believe that writing, drawing, reading, and speaking are interconnected elements that collectively sustain Latin's vitality within Western culture. My commitment to teaching is driven by the goal of inspiring a lasting love for Latin in my students.
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