Please go enjoy my slow, easy-to-understand videos for Spanish 1-3 at the channel "Yo Puedo Entender" on Youtube.com I have 10 years of experience teaching high school, middle school, and pre-K Spanish. Primarily, I have taught in urban schools just north of Atlanta, GA that were incredibly eclectic not only demographically but also in terms of students' interests. I've also taught in a private middle school near my home (we went to Spain!) and developed classes for toddlers as a side business. Before teaching Spanish, I was a college instructor (I taught Communication courses) as well as a PC applications trainer. I also studied art and music before that. I try to write lessons that combine those skills to suit the task. A lot of my products use sound effects, which all have "Creative Commons 0"- type licenses. To see what I've downloaded, visit: http://www.freesound.org/people/gxsanchez/downloaded_sounds/
Kids need input, motivation to care about the other culture, and constant, personalized stimulation. These ideas form the basis of my products. I am in class an energetic, often silly teacher. I am a constant salesman for the need for multi-culturalism with my students.
Curriculum 212 Award, Riverwood High School, May, 2017 Seven-time presenter at Foreign Language Association of Georgia conferences, 2006-2014 Workshop presenter, music, 2015-18, AATSP Spanish Immersion Camp, Georgia Author, "FLAG Journal," Summer 2014, article on teaching reading "Best Practices" award, October, 2010, North Springs High School, Atlanta, GA Nominated for Teacher of the Year, 2010, North Springs High School Department Chair, 2007-2011
BS, magna cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi, 1991 MA, University of Georgia, 1993 Intermediate Spanish course, Kukulcan Institute, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2000 Alternative Teacher Preparation Certificate, Kennesaw State University, 2008
Art, music, and technology dominate my background. You'll see it throughout my product line. Thanks for looking!