I have experienced various forms of classroom environments. My first year teaching was a public school setting, and it was exhilarating. I worked with a demographic that was challenging behaviorally, emotionally and economically. I learned many things about engaging students and creating a learning environment. The school was rated one of the lowest performing schools in the state of Florida. Luckily my students were able to out-perform the district. I am currently working as a department chair for a private institution and have started to gain insight into the fundamental teaching skills that all teachers require regardless of the school. I want to share these lessons, strategies, and elements with all educators across the nation.
FUN FUN FUN! The most exciting part of teaching is when your students are engaged. I would describe my teaching style as one that is unpredictable in a compelling way. I know what most teachers are thinking, "predictability is important for classroom management, how dare you?" I agree that having structure, rules and procedures are vital for a productive and positive classroom environment. However, adding spontaneity to your lessons so that it meets the different style of learning in a classroom is equally as important. I focus on making lessons that are engaging, challenging and easy to execute. When your students are having fun, then it makes your job so much more enjoyable.
THE JAMES H. ROBINSON AWARD: The James H. Robinson Award is presented to the senior student who has by leadership and example contributed significantly to the enrichment of the minority experience at Eckerd College and a fuller appreciation of cross-cultural values throughout the whole Eckerd community.| SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:Academic achievement scholarship and merit-based scholarship recognizes outstanding applicants for admission each year at Eckerd College. Awarded the Presidential Scholarship and Natural Science Annual Scholarship.| 1st PLACE at UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: Awarded 1st place out of 200 participants for research presentation titled What Role Does NreB Play in the Stress Response to Hypochlorous Acid in Lactobacillus reuteri?
Teacher and Science Department Chair at The Winston School (Private School K-12) |Teacher at Azalea Middle School |Teacher Assitant at Eckerd College and private tutor.
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