Welcome to 4th Grade!

My name is Diego Brito, and I’m honored to be the Homeroom Teacher for the Fourth Grade Class of 2020-2021! I am originally from Venezuela; I lived for a couple years in Canada and now I’ve been in Panama for about 8 years. I am married to a Panamanian who is also an Elementary Teacher, and we have 1-month-old beautiful baby.

 

I like to run my classes based on the theme of nature and camping. I believe that education and camping are very similar. When kids are engaged in their own learning, they are having an unforgettable experience full of adventures and surrounded by an amazing world awaiting to be discovered; they are motivated to take risks, self-driven, eager to explore and inquire, and they share wonderful moments with their classmates and teachers.

 

Furthermore, I am a strong believer that in order for this learning experience to happen, kids must feel that they are in a comfortable and safe environment free from judgments, fixed mindsets, and negative thoughts that might retract them from expressing themselves freely and developing their full potential. I work hard to create this ideal environment for the kids both inside and outside the virtual classroom.