I have worked for about 20 years in southern California as an English teacher and spent the past 10 years teaching technology. I also teach at the college level, teaching teachers how to teach! I'm honored to work at a few colleges in Southern California in the teacher education departments of some really successful teacher credentialing programs. I've spent more than 20 years in the field of Education in some capacity teaching others about the teaching profession or being immersed in it myself with students in the contemporary classroom.
I try to employ a pedagogical approach based on constructivist and collaborative understandings of teaching-learning processes situated within a community of learners. My classes are generally made up of short lectures, assigned readings, video clips, simulation games, individual and group activities, and intensive group discussions. My primary role is to pose questions, clarify points, and to challenge students to think beyond the four walls of their everyday classroom.
I recently published a best-selling text book that's been adopted by well over 100 different universities about educational technology. My background however, and my first love, is in English literature! I have been honored in the American Educational Research Association as an emerging scholar and a top teacher in my field. My local school district however does not know this, as I would rather focusing on the needs of my students.
I have a doctorate in leadership and educational technology from Pepperdine University. I have two master's degrees, one and technology and the other one in educational Administration, although I am not an administrator myself. I am first and foremost a teacher, and proud to call myself one. I have a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of La Verne.
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