I have been working as a teacher of English for 15 years in academies, language institutes and high schools. Currently, I work for Madison East High school in Wisconsin, United States of America as a foreign language and ESL teacher sponsored by the American councils for international education and the department of state. I also worked for Mentor High school in Ohio and Plymouth high school in Wisconsin. I used to work in Ismailia STEM secondary School in Egypt which is a school for top students to ready them to be scientists and inventors "mornings". In addition, I work as ESL lecturer and educated Spoken Arabic instructor in the British institute "Evenings". I traveled to England to do a diploma in TESOL (120 credits) and worked part time in teaching to native speakers of English. I taught Arabic and ESL online online for 10 years using EZ meeting software , Skype and Zoom.
I am said to be a technophile as I involve technology in all my classes. I organize themes, units and all my lessons on Schoology website to give students the chance for easy access for lessons in a blended learning environment. I depend on interactive websites to keep my students interested and engaged such as Wordle.net to create word clouds for interactive viewing, Playposit for embedding questions into Youtube videos, QuizletLive, Edpuzzle, Wordsift, Classdojo, Audiolingua, Wizerme, and many others to create qizzes and worksheets. I adopt unique teaching approaches, techniques and methods; I combine and use many of these such as the Montessori approach, Spaced Learning, Suggestopedia, Desuggestopedia, Flipped classroom, collaborative learning, Free online learning tools, Immersion Education, peer tutoring, A teacher for the day, team teaching and many others. I advocate collaborative learning (co- operative learning) and ongoing assessment using examtime and wikis to a far extent and mainly I prefer the Montessori approach in teaching as I encourage self-directed learning. Apparently, I advocate Immersion education which typically uses a range of teaching approaches to enable students multiple avenues for accessing and understanding what is being taught.
News about me and mock lessons: http://isthmus.com/news/snapshot/mahmoud-hegazy-arabic-east-high-school/ http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20161011/NEWS/161019873 http://www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/news/170123arabic.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4JUjuHcJ0E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdTTyd15T6A&t=2s
Bachelor of Education TESOL Diploma Many articles were published in the media
I plan my lessons well; I use innovative teaching aids like graphic organizers, concept mapping, mind mapping and others. I enjoy using ready-to-use graphic organizers to help children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. I use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming. Graphic organizers can help motivate, increase recall, assist understanding, create interest, combat boredom and organize thoughts. Besides I use the other ordinary aids available like the Over head projector, slide projector, video projector, data show, cassette recorder, the smart board, flannel boards, flash cards, whale charts, real objects and other visual and auditory aids.
Specialty, Social Studies - History, World Language, Arts & Music, Art History, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Arabic, Cooking, Holidays/Seasonal, Women's History Month, African History