I teach both 9th Grade Global History and 12th Grade Participation in Government in Brooklyn. Prior to teaching History I was able to teach ELA, which has served as a great additive for teaching History since History involves a lot of reading and writing. This has proven exponentially beneficial for my students who receive special education because I both understand and know how to modify reading and writing assignments accordingly. I have also been co-chair of and Eighth grade team prior to joining High School providing organizational leadership through grade-level cultural systems, schedules and grade-wide activities. This also entailed Support grade-level teachers with classroom management and execution of deliverables through observations and regular communication.
I believe ones classroom is a small community in which students should be able to express themselves, feel safe and therefore, learn. The primary way of doing so is building relationships with students. I seek to create a student-centered classroom through incorporation of co-operative learning among students such as Socratic Seminars and Primary Document Analysis. I always aim to Incorporate reading and writing strategies in daily routines and classroom instruction that push higher level thinking because I believe all of my students are full of potential. Once they are aware of this then opportunities become limitless for them.
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Master of Art in History of Education, New York University Bachelors of Art in History, CUNY Hunter College Social Studies Adolescent Education, 7-12 Certified
My personal journey led me into the field of education and I have been fortunate to teach a plethora of students from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds like, and not so like, that of myself. My experiences both personal and professional give me comfort in whichever environment I am placed in. I love history and I enjoy passing on that joy to students. My best affirmation from a student was "Thank you for making History so much fun, I loved coming to your class, and thank you for pushing me but not letting me fall." It is for that reason I teach.