While teaching students in grades seven through twelve has been my primary focus—specifically in core social studies courses and electives, including AP courses—I have also had the pleasure of conducting workshops for teachers on the topics of diversity and multiculturalism in the classroom as well as on methods for teaching AP Psychology.
I’ve always had a passion for knowing my students as individuals, making education more personally relevant and engaging for them. It's not enough to convey content, but rather to help students become the best version of themselves. Putting my central focus on the whole student—their academic, emotional, social, and even physical needs—I refrain from having students seated quietly in rows, listening to a lecture. Instead, I like to create an interactive and vibrant classroom atmosphere that celebrates the individuality of each student, eliciting their talents and gifts, sparking discussion and provoking students not only to discover new concepts but new aspects of themselves as well, to create, innovate and collaborate. That’s real learning.
Inspirational Teacher; STAR Teacher; Appreciation
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