I've been teaching since 2000 and love what I do! Teaching ESL is something I'm passionate about and I love planning new lessons and activities to help my students learn. In the past I've taught all grades from K-adult but especially enjoy teaching beginning ESL students grades 3-8. This year I'll also be teaching EAP courses at a community college and am looking forward to teaching adults once again. Follow me on my blog or Facebook: http://travelingteachertales.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/talesofatravelingteacher
When language is the problem you have to find other ways to communicate. My students are all very hands-on and I am too; we get bored easily and so things are always moving in my class.
In 2014 I was honored to be invited to join a team from Eastern Michigan University writing the K-12 curriculum for a school in China. I'm very excited about this opportunity and am already greatly enjoying the challenge. One of the things that I like the most is the fact that I get to challenge myself and contribute to a great cause but at the same time I am learning a lot from the more experienced team members. In 2015 I will be returning to China, this time as the lead developer/teacher-trainer on a team teaching Chinese English language teachers how to differentiate their EFL instruction through the use of active learning and workshop-based instructional strategies.
BS: elementary education certification: ESL; MA ED TESOL; MA Curriculum & Instruction
I have literally traveled around the globe teaching and learning. Having been to 17 different countries on 5 continents (South America, I'm coming your way eventually!), I have had the great privilege of learning from many different people and cultures. It is a wealth of experience that I love to share with my students and having lived in other countries helps me identify with their struggles in coming to the USA for the first time. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talesofatravelingteacher Follow me on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/taletravelteach/
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Mental Math, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading