Steve Moor, Language Arts
About Mr. Steve
Steve Moor graduated with his bachelor's degree in Religion in 2005 along with a minor in Sociology. He spent 2 years abroad teaching in Thailand, and then returned to school for another bachelor's degree in English. He received his Master's Degree in Teaching in 2010 and has been teaching at Tualatin Valley Academy ever since. He loves exploring new ideas and new skills with his students. His hobbies include song-writing, guitar, sailing, film making, film scoring, building computers and keeping up on current affairs. He loves mentoring youth and his 8th grade music videos can be found on the Tualatin Valley Academy YouTube channel.
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Language Arts Philosophy
As a teacher, I believe that the ability to imagine and create is given directly by God. While many schools continue to eliminate funding for the creative arts and music, TVA is committed to fostering not only the simple acquisition of facts, but the synthesis of learned information into new creations. We push our students to take scholastic knowledge and put it into action out in the physical world.
Students will learn about a variety of integrated topics including but not limited to: grammar, spelling, reading, scholastic writing and creative writing. These will be integrated with technology across several mediums such as video creation, digital portfolio creation and drama creation.