I have been teaching for over 13 years. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Arizona, a Master's Degree from National-Louis University and a Master's Degree from The University of Phoenix.
I hold a Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate (K-8)and I am fully endorsed in ESL(English as a Second language).
I am someone who takes great pride in teaching students the right way. Being involved in Education for the past 13 years, I have learned to use many strategies that have been successful for me in the classroom.
First, I think you need to be patient. I have found that working with students, whether it be whole group or small group, everybody learns at a different pace. You need to take into account the strengths and weaknesses of students and tailor your learning to them.
Second, I am a firm believer in teaching to the multiple intelligences. Most of my students are either visual or auditory learners. Therefore, I have used technology on a daily basis to help increase retention of concepts. For example, I use short video clips everyday on concepts (Anticipatory Set) before getting into a lesson. This allows students to become familiar before we jump in to the material.
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