Currently, I am an Instructional Designer and online lecturer at a university. In the past, I've taught at a Texas Public Elementary School as a teacher of self-contained inclusion classes which included E.S.L., G.T., and Special Education students. I've also taught two years in Japan, at Mie Prefecture Public High Schools and Adult Education Classes.
In primary education, I enjoy teaching subjects based on the workshop model (after the Teacher's College Reading & Writing Workshop). In primary education, my favorite subject to teach is Language Arts, and my favorite aspect of teaching anything is Accountable Talk. I believe that asking the right questions and engaging students in discussion nurtures them into critical thinkers and autonomous learners. In secondary or higher education, I enjoy teaching English as a Second Language and Technology Applications by designing interactive learning activities.
Every personal positive note that I receive from a student, parent, or educator. =)
University of Houston: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development, Reading and ESL Specializations. Texas Teacher's Certifications in Technology Applications, Elementary, Gifted and Talented, ESL, and Art Education.
In my free time, I make technology-related materials, study Japanese, and create teaching materials which are available on TeachersPayTeachers. I enjoy following educators on social media and educational technology trends.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Japanese, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Curriculum & Instruction, ELA Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Instructional Technology, Writing, Asian Studies, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics