I have 15 years experience in the classroom teaching beginner Spanish - AP Spanish. I have taught in 3 different schools, ranging from a small rural school to a school of over 1,000 students. In addition to Spanish, I also teach a College & Career Readiness course designed to help students with resumes, scholarship essays, interviews, applications & growth mindset. In the past 5 years my students have earned just under $1,000,000 in scholarships! I also teach a Video Creation course. We work with storyboards, scripting, the history of media and produce a monthly broadcast.
Student engagement is critical! My teaching style focuses on finding a balance between grammar & stories/input! I love TPRS (total physical response storytelling), CI (comprehensive input), project based learning, and lots of hands on activities! I also believe students need to grasp the culture - my favorite way to teach Spanish culture is with Breakout EDU (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Spanish-Joes-Resources-For-You/Category/Spanish-Breakout-EDU-290823)! I believe in quality over quantity and want my students to be fluent in Spanish by the time they graduate. I support blended learning and flipped instruction. Currently, there is a lot of diversity in my school, and I have several native speaking students. I have to differentiate to reach all levels! Our school is 1:1 with iPads.
Presenter - NETA Conference Presenter - Technology Topics in my school Trained in Breakout EDU creation & completion
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish, Spanish Translation/Interpretation, Secondary Spanish Education, Psychology Master's of Science: Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Technology Reading Specialist Endorsement 20+ hours of advanced graduate coursework credit Blended Learning Ambassador Pinning Perfect Student
I threw out the textbook! I create the majority of my coursework from scratch and love to incorporate projects and technology into my classroom! I love using Breakout EDU in my classes to teach culture. I have served as secretary on our school's Technology Committee since 2001. I am a Senior Class Sponsor, National Honor Society Sponsor, Foreign Language Club Sponsor, Quiz Bowl Coach, Newsletter Editor, and Volunteer translator for our local HeadStart Preschool.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Education, Other, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Basic Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, The New Year, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community