Dr. Brandi Worsham
Chair, Initial Certification Programs, Assistant Professor of Education
Piedmont College – B.A.
University of Georgia – Ph.D.
University of Georgia – Ed.S.
University of Georgia – M.Ed.
Subject Areas Taught at Brenau:
School and Society
Innovations in Mathematics
My philosophy of teaching has evolved over the years as a result of my educational experiences; however, there are consistent threads that bind my beliefs about teaching and learning regardless of context and time. First and foremost, constructivism provides the foundation for my beliefs about teaching and learning. I believe knowledge is generated from experiences and interactions that consider the intellectual, developmental, social, and emotional needs of students. Second, I value student-centered instruction and pedagogy. I believe my role is that of a facilitator working to provide students with the resources, space, guidance, and support necessary for learning. Finally, I place a lot of importance on reflection. Reflection not only encourages critical thinking, but challenges students and teachers alike to negotiate and co-construct new knowledge and skills.
Academic and Research Interests:
Middle School Education
Teacher Professional Development
Teacher Supervision and Evaluation
Academic Affiliation and Leadership Positions Held
Association for Middle Level Educators
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Professional Association of Georgia Educators