Mr.Eggington
© William Eggington 2018

Welcome

Mr. Eggington’s Teaching Philosophy

Build Them Up From Where They Are

As educators, we should teach in a way that that fosters a love of learning in our students. The old idea that students are video recorders able to recall all information dispensed from the front of a classroom has been shown to be ineffective for over 100 years. This style of teaching only teaches students that learning is boring. Methods of teaching that encourage critical thinking should be practiced over rote memorization. There is great value in students being taught through “perennial pedagogies” such as classical thinking. This can be achieved through the study of civilization’s greatest thinkers. This approach sharpens students’ minds and teaches them how to think critically. There is also great value in progressive pedagogies that emphasize learning by doing. Especially when learning fosters the ability for students to choose to learn based on their interests and funds of knowledge. Progressive pedagogies also foster communities of students working together. This more communal learning has been shown to have a significant impact on students’ progress. Whichever method we chose as educators, we should always be aware that we will be far more effective in teaching a love of learning if we can show the relevance of what students are learning, and how empowered they are when they fully embrace their education. Everyone benefits from people who are able to work hard, innovate, invent, create and inspire. Thus another purpose of education is to develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

About Mr. Eggington

For over 20 years Mr. Eggington has been heavily involved in the field of computer artimation, game development and video production. His clients have ranged from a wide variety of fields from medical and scientific instrumentation to theme park rides. Mr. Eggington is now embarking on a new career in teaching and is currently in the process of completing a Masters of Art in Teaching from Westminster College that will build on his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Graphic Design and Illustration.
Mr.Eggington
© William Eggington 2018

Welcome

Mr. Eggington’s Teaching

Philosophy

Build Them Up From Where They Are

As educators, we should teach in a way that that fosters a love of learning in our students. The old idea that students are video recorders able to recall all information dispensed from the front of a classroom has been shown to be ineffective for over 100 years. This style of teaching only teaches students that learning is boring. Methods of teaching that encourage critical thinking should be practiced over rote memorization. There is great value in students being taught through “perennial pedagogies” such as classical thinking. This can be achieved through the study of civilization’s greatest thinkers. This approach sharpens students’ minds and teaches them how to think critically. There is also great value in progressive pedagogies that emphasize learning by doing. Especially when learning fosters the ability for students to choose to learn based on their interests and funds of knowledge. Progressive pedagogies also foster communities of students working together. This more communal learning has been shown to have a significant impact on students’ progress. Whichever method we chose as educators, we should always be aware that we will be far more effective in teaching a love of learning if we can show the relevance of what students are learning, and how empowered they are when they fully embrace their education. Everyone benefits from people who are able to work hard, innovate, invent, create and inspire. Thus another purpose of education is to develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

About Mr. Eggington

For over 20 years Mr. Eggington has been heavily involved in the field of computer artimation, game development and video production. His clients have ranged from a wide variety of fields from medical and scientific instrumentation to theme park rides. Mr. Eggington is now embarking on a new career in teaching and is currently in the process of completing a Masters of Art in Teaching from Westminster College that will build on his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Graphic Design and Illustration.