I have been teaching at an all boys "prep school" for 15 years. I have always taught juniors and some other level for one or two sections. With that said, teaching juniors is the most challenging and fulfilling. It seems to me that the metaphorical "light bulb" clicks and suddenly the students realize that school is important. In junior year, the concentration is American Literature, and I find that the boys usually have an interest in this material,
I use both whole class and student-centered learning depending on what I am teaching and class size. Additionally, I have paired the literature together thematically which enables students to make connections and grasp the material more easily. Whenever possible, I try to work with teachers in other disciplines who share the same students. Again, helping the students "connect the dots" has proved beneficial on multiple levels. I strongly encourage lively class discussion.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Manhattanville College, Purchase NY - BS Fordham University - MS
I am married with three grown children. My sons attended the school where I teach. I can attest to its high standards as both a teacher and a mom. I love my job and enjoy going to work each day (okay - MOST days). I especially love creating materials to help my students learn and to assess them fairly. With that said, I have many hobbies. The include: photography, gardening, writing and traveling.