I have been teaching since 1999. I'm K-12 certified in French, Italian and ESL.
I utilize many strategies in my classroom: TPRS, Whole Brain Teaching, the Communicative Approach, Kagan Cooperative Learning.
Grant recipient Member of AATI, ITANJ, NJEA,Phi Sigma Iota. Former member of FLENJ and AATF(in the days I taught French)
Bachelor of Arts, Italian Douglass College, Rutgers University Masters of Education, Foreign Languages Rutgers Graduate School of Education Summer Studies conducted abroad: UniversitÃ di Urbino, Italy Institut dâ€™Ã‰tudes FranÃ§aises pour Ã‰tudiants Ã‰trangers, Aix-en-Provence, France Rutgers at the Louvre, Paris, France
My Educational Philosophy: The teacher must provide students with the skills and opportunities to fully participate in the school, local, and global communities. The study of languages helps students grow, communicate, and interact in a culturally appropriate manner with others. A successful student is: actively involved in the learning process; communicates in the target language; is aware of cultural differences; queries, reasons and draws conclusions; seeks knowledge of self and subject. ALL students can acquire a second language.