I currently work in an international boarding school accredited by WASC in Taiwan. This school caters to Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese kids grades 7-12. It is an American school that allows our students to graduate with an American Diploma. I currently teach English Literature and Language Arts to grudgingly hard working 10th graders.
I am very open with my kids and I like to have my kids move around. In theory, all of my kids are ESL though that is not the class that I teach. I like to get the kids involved and make it personal to them. Many of my kids struggle with basic grammar as they are coming from Chinese or Japanese languages which are fairly different from English. Many of my kids dislike English because it is difficult for them, so we try to have as much fun as possible without getting in trouble with our headmaster. It is a very safe space and my kids are very comfortable with their classmates, so it is easier to have discussion about difficult topics.
I was awarded a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education if that counts for anything.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in English and a concentration in English Education.
I like to have a sense of humor in my classroom as sarcasm tends to work well with teenagers. I'm fairly laid back, though not as laid back as some. I may be considered young for a teacher, but my brain has fights between the grumpy old lady waving her cane at the kids on her lawn and the eleven year old doing cartweels in the grass. I don't like to share PDF files with other teachers because you can't change them and every class is going to be different. You are always more than welcome to ask questions or for modifications.