Hello. I love teaching and learning. I have a doctorate in educational psychology and have published articles and a book on topics related to student learning. My goal is to help students have so much fun learning, they don't realize they are even learning! I have always loved school and want students to love it too. I think motivating learners and letting them know you really care about them is key. If they feel safe and happy they will love to learn.
I teach using a variety of different approaches and strategies to try to capture all different types of learners. Each day is something different and that is why students walk into my classroom asking "What are we going to do today?". I try to be a good listener and empathetic, while at the same time, empower students to be active self-directed and engaged learners.
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I have a PhD in Educational Psychology: Learning, Development and Instruction, and two masters degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.
My specialty is self-regulated learning which refers to understanding students' beliefs, feelings, and behaviors towards self-set goals. I have done consulting in elementary and high schools and have taught at the elementary, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. I love teaching!