I am entering my 12th year as a teacher in Saline, MI. In the past I taught 3rd grade, 5th grade, Spanish/French/German Intro Class, Quest (Elementary Science), Middle School Spanish, and Elementary Spanish. My Bachelor's degree is in Education, with minors in Spanish, Science, and Structures of the Discipline. My Masters was in Education, and the 30+ additional credit hours I've taken since have focused on Spanish and Science. In particular, my Science classes focused mainly on the function of the brain. As a teacher, and throughout my life this has always been an interesting topic for me. I use the information I have learned about how the brain functions to guide me when I teach.
TPRS (Teaching Proficiency Through Story Telling), CI (Comprehensible Input), brain based learning, and technology.
Sierra Club Group Chair Award Department Head
Bachelors from Eastern Michigan University with a Major in Elementary Education and Minors in Spanish, Science, and Structures of the Discipline. Summer abroad in Querétaro México as part of my Spanish degree. Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove University. Additional 30+ credit hours with a focus on Spanish and the brain.
I am passionate about getting students excited about learning. I am also slightly obsessed with brain function. I try, when possible, to design my materials to appeal to students, and support the way the brain naturally functions. I love teaching with Comprehensible Input and through TPRS to light up the language world for my students!