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Tisa Mason: Inspiring Young Minds at New Direction Childcare and Learning Center

Tisa Mason: Inspiring Young Minds at New Direction Childcare and Learning Center
Tisa Mason: Inspiring Young Minds at New Direction Childcare and Learning Center

"Children have an incredible ability to inspire us every day. Their curiosity and enthusiasm motivate me to continually strive to be the best teacher I can be for them." - Tisa Mason, New Direction Childcare Lead Teacher

Meet Tisa Mason
Meet Tisa Mason

Meet Tisa Mason, the dedicated and passionate New Direction Childcare and Learning Center Lead Teacher. With 13 years of experience, Tisa has been a cornerstone of early childhood education, nurturing young minds and fostering a love for learning. In this article, we'll explore Tisa's journey, her innovative teaching methods, and the lasting impact she has on her preschool students.


Early Inspiration and Motivation

What inspired you to become a teacher, and how has that motivation evolved throughout your career?

Her deep love for children sparked Tisa's journey into teaching. She shares, "The children inspired me to be a teacher. They motivate me to be the best I can be for them." Over the years, this initial inspiration has only grown stronger as Tisa continuously strives to provide the best educational experiences for her students.


Building Strong Relationships

Can you share a memorable experience that exemplifies your teaching philosophy and approach?

Tisa believes in building strong, personal relationships with each child. One memorable experience that stands out is her commitment to spending quality time with every student, ensuring they feel valued and understood. This approach not only fosters trust but also enhances the learning environment.


Innovative Teaching Methods

What innovative teaching methods or strategies do you implement to engage your students and foster their learning?

Tisa's classroom is a hub of hands-on activities and real-life experiences. She emphasizes less talking and more doing, allowing children to lead conversations and explore through interactive activities. This method engages students and helps them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


"In my classroom, I believe in the power of hands-on learning and creativity. By giving children the freedom to explore their thoughts and feelings, we unlock their potential and foster a love for learning." - Tisa Mason

The Role of Creativity in Education

What role does creativity play in education, and how do you encourage creativity in your students?

Creativity is at the heart of Tisa's teaching philosophy. She believes it is crucial for problem-solving and personal growth. To foster creativity, Tisa allows her students to explore their thoughts and feelings, creating an environment where imagination and innovation can flourish.


Collaboration with Parents and Guardians

How do you collaborate with parents and guardians to ensure continuity between home and school in supporting children's learning and development?

Communication with parents is vital to Tisa's approach. She sends detailed reports three times a week, informing parents about their child's progress and suggesting ways to continue learning at home. This collaboration ensures a seamless learning experience for the children.


A Favorite Childhood Memory

What's your favorite childhood memory related to school or learning, and how does it influence your teaching today?

Reflecting on her school days, Tisa recalls how her teachers were always there to help and encourage her. This memory influences her teaching today, as she strives to be a supportive and motivating presence in her students' lives, enabling them never to give up.


Tisa Mason - New Direction Childcare
Tisa Mason - New Direction Childcare

Beyond the Classroom

If you weren't a teacher, what profession would you have pursued, and why? Can you share a hobby or interest outside of teaching that brings you joy?

Outside of teaching, Tisa has a passion for helping people, which she believes would have led her to a career in nursing. This desire to assist others is evident in her teaching, where she continuously supports and nurtures her students.


Embracing Adventure

What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done, and how does that spirit of adventure translate into your teaching style?

One of Tisa's most adventurous experiences was flying on an airplane for the first time. This experience taught her the importance of facing fears and trying new things, a lesson she imparts to her students by encouraging them to take risks and embrace new challenges.

Tisa Mason - New Direction Childcare
Tisa Mason - New Direction Childcare

A Classroom Superpower

If you could have any superpower in the classroom, what would it be, and how would you use it to benefit your students?

Tisa's superpower is her ability to inspire and motivate children. She never gives up on her students and always encourages them to be their best. This unwavering support helps students overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.


Advice for Aspiring Teachers

What advice would you give aspiring teachers who aim to positively impact their students' lives, similar to the impact you've had?

Tisa advises aspiring teachers to be passionate and dedicated. "Always be there for your students, listen to them, and encourage them to be their best," she says. Her journey is a testament to the profound impact a caring and committed teacher can have on young lives.


Rock Star Educator - Tisa Mason
Rock Star Educator - Tisa Mason

Tisa Mason's story is one of dedication, innovation, and a deep love for teaching. Her approach to early childhood education, marked by solid relationships, hands-on learning, and creativity, has made a lasting impact on her students at New Direction Childcare and Learning Center. Aspiring teachers can draw inspiration from Tisa's journey, knowing that with passion and commitment, they, too, can make a meaningful difference in their students' lives.


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