We have taught all subjects in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade for six years at two different international schools, one in Honduras and one in Bolivia, both having an almost 100 percent ESL student population.
Our teaching styles depends on the context, but mainly it involves a mini lesson, where students are allowed to participate, process, transfer, apply, and engage with knowledge being learned in meaningful ways. By using higher order thinking activities and projects such as Socratic Seminar and Real-World Projects related to food literacy, agriculture, and science, our students have acquired knowledge that goes beyond the curriculum.
Highest Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) results in Math and Reading, Santa Cruz Cooperative School, 2015 High Standards of Academic Excellence, Alison Bixby Stone School 2013 Commitment to the Community, 2012
Bachelors of Art in Sociology from the University of Monata, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York, and currently in a PhD in Curriculum Studies at Purdue University.
Jairo grew up in Southern California, and has been teaching for 6 years now. He is passionate about teaching reading and writing to children, for he believes the many complex aspects of this world can be learned through them. Sara grew up in Houston, Texas and has been teaching for 4 years. She is also passionate about teaching reading and writing and inspiring children to be creative.