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• California State University northridge (Communicative Disord)
M A Pepperdine University (Master's)
Antioch University of Los Angeles (Graduate Coursework)
I have 16 years experience as a teacher of elementary and secondary students. As an educator I love to promote dialogue and full participation from students throughout the lessons. This allows the learning experience to be exciting and interesting. I love to discover and teach students strategies on how to remember new information being taught.
Students also need to be taught how to make important connections based on their prior knowledge to assist with true comprehension of the concept or content they are learning. Most importantly their own unique style of learning needs to be valued and recognized. So, they will begin to realize that no matter how hard they think the subject is, that is possible for them to eventually understand it and be successful.
My undergraduate degree (Communicative Disorders) and experience with special needs, English language learners and struggling students, have shown me on the average these students usually have one thing in common. The lack of confidence to express themselves through some form of communication. Grammar and vocabulary skills are essential to have in our modern world. They're the foundation to being a good reader, not only through a textbook within the classroom but also in their environment (e.g. Advertisement on boards in the neighborhood, etc). Also, writing skills are another crucial attribute needed in order to succeed within education and the world. Last but not least, a student must develop the confidence to speak in front of others, especially their peers. My observations throughout my teaching years have revealed that there is so much fear in students during presentations. I feel it's my duty as an educator to help the youth become sure of themselves in communication, because they are the future.
I Believe I can assist students who are looking and eager to change! Students who are open and willing to revisit past learned methods and learn new ones. So, that their fear of Reading, learning new words, grammar and speaking in front of others will be a challenge from the past, which will make them Winners in Their Future! I have 16 years experience as a teacher of elementary and secondary students. As an educator I love to promote dialogue and full participation from students throughout the lessons. This allows the learning experience to be exciting and interesting. I love to discover and teach students strategies on how to remember new information being taught.
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I am a proud member of the Toastmasters organization. I attend weekly sessions to learn and practice on my public speaking skills, and have been able to improve my skills. I have also participated in being an evaluator, checking for grammatical errors. I have learned how to be confident in front of others from the best speakers, who have participated in the annual speaking contests located in Washington D.C. As, an educator I have always shown and encouraged students to walk into their fear of speaking in front of others during read aloud(s) and presentations.