I have been teaching English, ESL, EFL, and ELL for the past 11 years. I specialize in teaching Kindy through 4th grade, and I enjoy every minute of it. :)
I believe in getting to know students, first, before helping students to learn. (This can be difficult when children have little or no English, but children always knows when a teacher is kind to them.) After students feel welcome in the classroom, they are ready to learn anything! :) Next, I believe in engaging young learners' attention in English class, and providing plenty of experiential learning opportunities. Finally, speaking, writing, and reading activities should be age-appropriate and fun! :) Lessons must also address different learning styles of students, and any special need that a student may have.
Over 11 years, I have had the pleasure of providing training and support for many other English and EFL educators. I have also had the great honor of being an assistant principal for a small school in Guangzhou, China. Currently, I am the head Elementary ELL teacher at an international school in Ningbo, China.
I graduated Cum Laude (and a member of the English honors society) from the University of Edinboro in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. I also have my TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) certificate, which I earned from the TESOL international school in Florence, Italy. Finally, I have a TEFL-C certificate (from Columbia University) that is a special qualification for teaching English to children.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, running, and relaxing. :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, School Counseling, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Summer, Informational Text, School Psychology, Phonics