About Mr. Daly
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I have been an educator for 14 years, working in New York City public schools for 11 years and three years here in Georgia. I live in Atlanta with my wife Tracy and my dog Munson. We will soon be joined by a baby boy in January who will be the newest member of the Bulldog Nation (I married into it in 2011:) I am very glad to be part of the Brighten community of learners.
I consider myself a life-long learner and educator with a belief in the constructivist approach to educating children – that students learn best when learning is active. A teacher’s role in facilitating student learning rests in fostering an environment in which they are mentally involved and engaged in hands-on activities that promote inquiry, discovery, investigation, interpretation and reflection.
I want students to learn to try. I want them to take risks. I want them to fail and then fail forward. I want them to stand in the light that is shone upon them and reflect it onto others so that they leave this world a little bit better then how they found it – whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, an act of kindness or a redeemed social condition.
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