I have been teaching Social Studies in New York City schools, both public and charter. I primarily work in inner city school districts, as I think that is the area where the best educators are needed. My students are the reason why I love this profession.
I believe that in order for students to be successful in history, they need to read, write and speak it. And my materials reflect opportunities for students to practice all of these skills. I have a student-centered "hands on,-minds on" approach. Students can be seen working together analyzing and evaluating primary sources. They will then debate with their peers about these sources and bigger historical issues, where they practice using evidence to support claims, and exploring rebuttals. Students also have the opportunity to take their words and put it into writing where they can fully synthesize their learning.
I was nominated by administration for Big Apple Awards, celebrating outstanding educators. I also was voted "Most Strictest Teacher" by my students.
I graduated Binghamton University with a degree in History Magna Cum Laude. Afterwards, I received my Masters from Hunter College in Social Studies Education for Adolescents Grades 7-12.
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