This is Abeerah Jawed representing Literix (A project of ABM Consortium). I have been teaching English at the Primary and Middle School level for around seven years. I have taught English to beginner and intermediate students of various ages and linguistic backgrounds in Pakistan. After stepping into the education industry, I earned various teaching certifications, attended numerous teacher-training workshops and conducted in-house teacher training sessions. Now I work as an English teacher and Literacy Coach for K-12 at an international school.
Through my teaching experiences and training, I developed critical pedagogic and classroom management skills, along with a passion for teaching English. These experiences gave me a deep understanding of the stages involved in students’ English literacy skills development. Inspired by The Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework, I developed a student-centred teaching style that promotes collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy, leadership and global citizenship. As a teacher, I implement Mentor Text Routines, Literature Circles, Semantic Gradients, and use movie clips to improve learners’ targeted literacy skills. I scaffold my lessons so that they include pair and group work, regular formative assessments, and movement around the classroom. I believe students should be given a variety of learning experiences that go beyond the four walls of a classroom.
- Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO) – University of Minnesota, USA • TESOL Methodology – University of Baltimore Maryland County, USA • Diploma of Reflective Practitioners (DRP) – Cambridge University, UK • Teaching Knowledge Test (M1, TKT) - Cambridge University • Certificate of participation in ‘Engaging with Grammar and Pronunciation’
My Blog - https://www.abeezjournal.com, Ask Me on Quora - https://www.quora.com/profile/Abeez-Journal, Facebook Page (Abeez Journal) -https://www.facebook.com/abeezjournal, Facebook Group for English Learners - https://www.facebook.com/groups/englishlearnerscommunity/, Facebook Group for English Teachers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/englishteacherscommunity/, Facebook Page (Literix) - https://www.facebook.com/Literix.ES.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, English, Sociology, Other, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Psychology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, The New Year, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Phonics