As a pre-service teacher at The College of New Jersey, I humble myself on the opportunities I have had in the classroom. Through TCNJ's practicum courses, I taught in a first grade class, then a fifth grade class for a collective two semesters. Additionally, I was able to observe a pre-school classroom for a semester. Summer of 2016 presented an opportunity to write and teach the curriculum for four different week-long classes (Pre-school Summer Fun, Spanish, Science, and Babysitting 101). I also had the chance to volunteer in a second grade classroom over TCNJ's winter break. While my passion lies in the early childhood years, I also have a love for tutoring Spanish-speaking adults seeking to receive their GEDs.
A growth mindset is one of the most beneficial attitudes we can cultivate in our classrooms.
I presented my research on family dynamics for the 2016 Women and Gender Studies Consortium at Villanova University. I will also be giving an EdTalk at Kappa Delta Pi's National Convocation on the importance of ESL students using their home language in the classroom. The title of the talk is: Sowing Seeds of Academic Prosperity for ELLs amid Foreign Language Phobia.
I am a current junior at The College of New Jersey, working for a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education & Women and Gender Studies and a master's degree in Urban Education and an ESL certification. With WGS as a second major, I will be certified to teach English and History in secondary schools.
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