I taught for 25 years - music, integrated arts, literacy and mathematics, at all levels from pre-K through post-graduate school. I founded and am the President of aeIDEAS.com, a consulting and publishing company designed to make a difference in children's lives and learning. As an international consultant, I've shared with teachers, schools, agencies, media organizations; now training teachers in Total Learning, a multimodal approach to early learning. I'm a Senior author, McGraw-Hill School Solutions, and also author of Nine Rubies: Broken silence of a daughter of revolutionary Iran.
I have a highly interactive, discovery-based teaching style, where students are constantly engaged and challenged - each at her or his own level. Depending on what is being taught, and what stage students are in their learning, my style ranges from direct instruction to facilitator, mentor, co-learner, manager, etc. Wouldn't it be boring to be just one thing all the time?
NAACP Education award Finalist for the Qatar Wise Foundation's Innovation Award for Total Learning
BA and MS in Music Education Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Cooperative Learning Trainer's Certificate Additional study in early childhood, intergrated curriculum, multicultural education, social justice, effects of poverty, brain function and learning, media platforms and learning
Websites: http://www.aeideas.com http://www.musicmemoryideas.com http://www.totallearninginstitute.org http://www.ninerubiesthebook.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Dance, For All Subjects