I have been teaching ESL, English Journalism, and Instructional Technology for many years and have been a tenure professor at SJCC for 14 years. I have extensive training and experience in online learning and teaching. Currently, I teach online classes which I have developed for SJCC and for Education to Go. I have an Online Teaching Certificate in Online Teaching from UCLA and my PhD focused on that, too. I have, in cooperation with my friend and colleague, Professor Kathleen Hanson, developed a very successful Language Lab for SJCC. You can review it at http://www.eslstation.net Additionally, I have had my own web site for many years and my students find it to be a very useful tool for learning. You can access that at http://www.sabri.org
Creativity is a core characteristic of an effective educator. A creative educator, while maintaining a student-teacher relationship conducive to learning, employs multiple teaching approaches; in doing so, a teacher demonstrates awareness of and sensitivity to differing student learning styles. Being eclectic, an educator ensures that learners are involved and interested in the material presented, that they recognize their potentials, and that they are eager to meet the challenges of learning. This should be continuously monitored and evaluated to measure performance and ultimately learning. Students should be aware and a part of this continuous evaluation process. Continuous valid and reliable assessments that are reasonably varied in types and methods and that allow learners to reflect on what they have learned ensure that goals and outcomes of a curriculum are met.
Poet of Merit Award, 1989; The American Poetry Anthology Poet of the Year Nomination, 1988; APA Honorary Board Member, AA Press Guild, LA Publications: The Non-Native Myth Interview: Faculty Matters Heroes: Faculty Matter: Dec. 2010 Consider the Following Consider the Following with Grammar
PhD, Education and Educational Technology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN -1995 Graduate Teaching Certificate in Online Teaching, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA - 1999 Master of Science, TESOL, California State University, Fullerton, CA - 1994 Bachelor of Arts in Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA - 1987 LL.B. Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Egypt - 1977
ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATION Fellow of the Salzburg Institute On Globalization, Salzburg, Austria California Teachers Credentials, Valid for Life Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages California Teachers Association National Education Association of the United States Continuing Education Faculty Association