Nicole has taught K-12 English Learners both in the U.S. and internationally for over 10 years and loves it! She has also been a leader in curriculum design and professional development for teachers in large urban school districts. Eliceo, a native Spanish-speaker and experienced translator teams with Nicole to provide quality translations of their resources for Spanish-speakers and bilingual programs.
Our style is laser-focused, differentiated instruction with an emphasis on interactive learning and academic language production. Our theory is that those who do the talking, do the learning, therefore it should be the voices of our students that we hear most often.
Nicole recently co-authored and published a book for teachers available on Amazon titled "Intentional Interaction: Research-Based Model for Content and Language Learning."
Nicole has a bachelors degree in Teaching K-12 English Learners, and a Masters in Education with a focus on "Differentiated Instruction." She has also participated in extensive training in "Responsive Classroom" and "Understanding by Design."
Nicole and Eliceo are currently residing in Yucatan, Mexico.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Geography, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Physical Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics