I am a seasoned veteran with a 25+ year background in teaching and administration. I teach ENL, French and Italian Pre K-12. I am well- traveled, well read and well cultured. Currently teaching Italian grades 10-12 (AP) in a New York suburban public school with an urban population. Also teaching K-1 FLES Italian and ENL K-7 in private programs.
My approach to teaching and learning is very eclectic.I incorporate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities in the target language in all of my lessons. My lessons are infused with culture/Culture from the target language such as music, art, literature etc. I am very hands on and like to play games as review lessons. I am an avid SmartBoard, Powerpoint, IPAD, Surface Tablet and Chrome Book user. Adore playing Kahoot too!
Recent Publication: AATF National Bulletin TITLE: Integrating Contemporary Algerian R & B music in the French Classroom
BA Double major in French and Italian SUNY Stony Brook MA Italian Language and Literature New York University DA Second Language Aquisition (ABD Status) SUNY Stony Brook
New York State Permanently Certified Teacher in: ESL K-12, French 7-12 and PreK-6 Extension, Italian 7-12 and PreK-6 Extension and School Administration and Supervision (SAS) I have also taught Spanish up to grade 7.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, World Language, French, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Philosophy, Geography, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, en Français, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month