I’m Rob Parker, the 7th grade homeroom teacher. I also teach Pre-Algebra, Social Studies, and Religion to the seventh graders, as well as Algebra and Social Studies to the eighth graders.
The 7th grade curriculum at The Madeleine provides a myriad of opportunities for students to learn and grow as young scholars. Our religion course focuses on the life of Jesus. Writing and geography courses are integrated well throughout the year, culminating in a full-size daily newspaper of a foreign country. Seventh graders read The Outsiders, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and The Diary of Anne Frank together as a class, in addition to the independent reading they do. Writing instruction is individualized to meet each student’s needs and is based on the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing program.
Philosophy of Education
I believe education is among the most important gifts available to young people and is rooted in the phrases: respectful relationships and engaging the whole student. I believe the value of respect provides the foundation for all that takes place in the classroom. It is the basis of classroom management, academics, and student relationships. I also believe that every student is thirsting for knowledge. Students by their very nature are curious and desire to make sense of the world around them. I believe all students are capable of learning. It is a joy to educate students as they develop into his or her individual character with unique gifts which will prepare them for a bright future.
A Bit About Mr. Parker
Prior to The Madeleine, I taught two years in Draper, Utah. When I’m not teaching I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, skiing, catching up on TV series, watching documentaries, and listening to OPB.