I am currently in my 10th year teaching high school English. So far I've taught freshmen all the way through seniors, core courses, electives, advanced courses and remedial courses. Currently I teach American Literature, AP Literature, and Latin American Literature.
While I think teaching can be just as great with chalk and a blackboard, I like to incorporate technology into my classroom wherever it seems appropriate. SMARTBoard presentations, Prezis, YouTube videos, texting applications, if I can find an educational use for it, I'm there. Beyond that, I'm interested in creating the thinkers of tomorrow, not just the readers and the writers. I lean heavily towards teaching the skills of argumentation and support as well as the ability to entertain an idea honestly without necessarily accepting it.
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Washington University in St. Louis B.A. English Literature M.A.T. in English Northern Illinois University M.S. Instructional Technology
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English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, European History, World Language, Italian, Arts & Music, Art History, Graphic Arts, Drama, Geography, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading