I have been an elementary teacher for the last 16 years. I have taught Spanish S and SL, self contained ESOL levels 1 and 2 for grades 2 and 3, and for the last 4 years I have had a regular 2nd grade class with ESOL students levels 3 and up.
My Style? I don't know I guess it changes every year based on my group and its needs. I don't believe on one set style of teaching. What I do is: Teach, Reteach, Review, Reflect, Reteach! I believe students should be aware of what they know and what they need to know in order to take ownership of their education. I teach to reach my students and their parents.
I have received the "Cervantes Award" from the Spanish Council two times.
My highest degree now is a Master of Science in Science Education. My BS is on Foreign Languages. I also have the ESOL and K-6 certification.
I came to this country at age 12, I was an ESOL student. This is why I care so much about ELL students. I graduated from a Miami Dade Public School, got my AA degree from MDC, by BS from FIU, and my MS from FSU.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Presidents' Day, Women's History Month