Welcome to Mr Khalsa's class
Phone: (413) 538-5077
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Education
I enjoy working with third graders more than just about anything else. Their minds are inquisitive, they are developing into industrious workers, and their hearts are still open. My main goal with each crop of new students is to support them in being kind, caring individuals who experience a curiosity about their world and a love of learning.
One of my challenges and joys of teaching is working to make even the most rigerous content (think: area and perimeter word problems in math!) accessible to and engaging for students. This is not always an easy task, and I feel I am a life long learner, along with my students, in growing into the strongest teacher I can be.
I celebrate perserverance (trying again and again) over just "getting things right" the first time. It is with the struggle and re-working of tasks that our minds grow most. As Yoda from Star Wars has been known to say, "The difference between a beginner and a master is: the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."