I am a first year teacher under an alternative license for World Languages preK-12.
My goal as a teacher is to foster an environment that is so full of interaction and "accidental learning" that I do not have to fight for their attention. (But let's be honest--that's a goal, not always a REALITY!) I try my best to teach with comprehensible input since, in my opinion, that is the best method. As a new teacher I am fighting the urge to explicitly teach in order to reach the "benchmarks" of which my inner Grammar Police remind me. In an effort to combat those shackles, I develop goals of which I do explicitly inform my students, but I lead them on an "activity journey," if you will.
Named "Student of the Year" among the seniors at the University of Cincinnati graduating with a Bachelors in Spanish. Cincinnatus Scholarship program. Awarded the Franklin B. Walter Scholar Award as a high school senior.
University of Cincinnati class of 2015, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Here are a few of the things in which I find the most beauty: my God who is so much bigger than I can fathom... my husband, Brandon, who is a dream come true!... my family and friends who, too, find the joy in a good cup of coffee... and some even in Spanish.... and last, but not least, the wonder that is peeping into another culture to realize yours is not THE way.