At La Luciernaga Learning LLC, I specialize in helping struggling young learners who need one-on-one or small group help to advance their reading, writing, and math skills. I also design and craft developmental toys and learning games at luciernagatoys.etsy.com. I have been a classroom teacher for innovative, multi-lingual programs in the DC Charter School system, DC Public Schools, and the City of San Antonio. I currently teach diverse learners with the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Children learn best when learning takes place in context, at a developmentally appropriate pace, and with as much fun as possible! Making skill practice more fun and more purposeful encourages in-depth understanding. Project based learning that combines critical thinking and skills practice fills students with purpose and builds enthusiasm and willingness to take on challenge. I am heavily influenced by Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and the Project Approach.
Recipient of the 2011 Nakyuin Shin International Education Award, The George Washington University in recognition of academic and professional contributions to the field of international education
MAT Early Childhood, Trinity Washington University MA International Education, The George Washington University
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Applied Math, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, World Language, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Earth Day, Phonics, Close Reading