Simple Sophist began her educational career in New Mexico where she obtained experience as an educator in a variety of settings and in all content areas, from Pre-K-Adult Education. Simple Sophist’s professional experience, in addition to teaching Junior High English, includes -Freelance Writer- Program fascilitator and research assistant-Special Education Case Manager- High School Teacher- College Writing Tutor- Adult ESL tutor
Simply stated: I strive to foster intellectual growth and excellence through the use of the simple yet rigorous Socratic approach. I never give scholars an answer, but instead lead them to the answer through constant questioning. Additionally I design my materials as tools to coach the skills for self actualized life long learning and innovative thinking; two of the most fundamental and necessary skills for achieving and maintaining success in any field of employment.
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Simple Sophist holds a Masters of Education from Eastern New Mexico University, with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading and Literacy, and Educational Pedagogy. Additionally Simple Sophist holds a Bachelors of Arts in Education with a double focus in Language Arts, Special Education, as well as additional endorsements in Secondary Education and English Composition.
“…the fundamental condition of life is the condition of relationship, relationship to oneself and to the surrounding world.” ~Paulo Freire. My mission as an educator is to be an agent for fostering the growth of compassionate, conscious and empowered scholars who are grounded with a sense of purpose about their presence in the world. This stems from my core belief that these traits are essential to effectively participate in a society built on democratic ideals and values. I believe these traits are supported and substantiated by the fundamental and parallel skills of listening and reading, speaking and writing, as well as understanding through the creative process of learning. Through the content of Language Arts and Social Studies it is my goal that my scholars expand their intellectual capacity through rigorous and invigorating practice of reading and writing the world through the word. In addition, it is my goal that my scholars discover and actualize the answer to two overarching questions about themselves: What is the world and who am I in it? Who am I and what is the world because of me? "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher ~