As of this year, I have 14 Years of Classroom Experience - 7 years as an Educational Assistant and 7 years as a classroom teacher. As an Educational Assistant, I gained experience working in almost all grades K-12. As a teacher, I started my career in grade 7 and 8 English Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Three years ago, I made the switch to high school. I am currently teaching English, History and Global Issues.
My teaching style varies depending upon the students, the class and the day and time of the week. I have a preference for experiential, inquiry-based and activity-based teaching, however, direct instruction, also has its place.
Social Studies Department Head
Bachelor of Arts (History) Bachelor of Arts (Archaelogy) Pre-Masters in Anthropology Bachelor of Education Post-baccalaureate in Education (Literacy)
I have developed a passion/obsession for adolescent literacy during the past two years. Like me, I'm sure many of you are struggling with the concept of balancing curriculum with a huge range of academic abilities in the classroom. My goal is to create adaptable units and activities that will support the struggling student and challenge the above-level student. Therefore, I've tried to incorporate guided lessons in text structures, reading comprehension strategies, and where possible, explicit reading instruction in most of my lessons.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays