My name is Mrs. Bryant and I am both honored and blessed to be teaching at Redland Christian Academy for the fourth year.
I have taught exceptional education at the early childhood, elementary, and middle school levels. It is my goal to assure that all the students are comfortable in their environment and that every possible measure is taken to assure they are reaching their ultimate potential.
I am a firm believer that children are as unique in their learning styles as they are in their appearance, interests, and talents. It is my belief that these diversities are not a hindrance; rather they are amongst the greatest gifts God has given us. This nonconformity, unorthodox characteristics, and distinguished gifts - make our world the interesting, beautiful place it is. In acknowledging this, our classroom is a place of total acceptance, where individuality is not only accepted, but nurtured and encouraged.
My philosophy is that a child needs love and acceptance to grow to their full capacity. When a child feels loved, their confidence strengthens, their social skills improve, and their level of comfort increases dramatically. A comfortable, confident child is one who is open to learning, growing and experiencing new things. My goal is to see the students blossom by using their talents and individual gifts as tools for their own success. When students are praised for their talents, confidence grows and a child willing and able to face challenges emerges.
Our class will be working with specially designed faith based books from the PACES Curriculum. The PACES Curriculum books in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Word Building and English allow students to work at their own pace. Each child will receive one on one attention while working in their PACE books to assure that they are fully understanding the material and feel both comfortable and confident in their work. This curriculum is flexible and allows students to target areas of weakness, while excelling in areas of strength. Each student will receive a set of books based on their grade level equivalence in that subject matter. A child who struggles in English, but excels in Mathematic can start at a lower level in English without hindering their Mathematics
ability. This provides ultimate flexibility for the diverse learner.
In addition to the PACE curriculum our class works with several supplemental strategies. Many of the methods used in our classroom are derived from the Montessori Method and the Kagan approach.
Learning does not stop when the text books are closed. Education is not limited to the material learned in our curriculum. In recognizing that art, home economics, and Biblical studies are integrated into our weekly routine. The goal is to cultivate women who are contributing members to our society in accordance through their relationship with Christ.
It is impossible for this to take place without building a strong bridge between the home and the classroom - using the word of God and the love of Christ as the building blocks. Parent involvement is not only welcome, but encouraged.
Our Lord is the strongest link between us and all of humanity. Ethnicity, culture, language, interests, learning styles, age, size, style… are all things that make us individual. Our Lord, our Father, our Mission, makes us one.
I look forward to carrying out His mission with you.
In His service and yours,
“Once upon a time we grew up on stories and the voice in which they were told- we need words to hold us, for the world to behold us, for us to truly know our own souls." Taylor Mali