Emory Univ (Philosophy)
I have been teaching abroad in a variety of countries for eight years. In my time teaching I have worked extensively to develop my students skills in critical reasoning, approaching their subject with insight, and using that insight to learn to express themselves in speaking and writing. My methods work with helping students make their own ideas, and learn how to effectively communicate them.
I have taught History, Social studies, Literature, Music, and English.
In history I have taught world history, American history, and British history. World history was from ancient to modern, American was from colonial to modern, and British history was from the Victorian period to the Boer war, with a heavy emphasis on the concepts and consequences of British colonialism.
In social studies I have taught basic principles of government and society, as well as reached into areas of basic ethics. I have also taught sociology as a soft science, specializing on ways to look at societies and forms of human behavior, analyzing and describing them.
In literature I taught modern literature by looking at texts and learning how to interpret them to discover an author’s intent, as well as understanding basic ways of categorizing a narrative along structural lines (i.e. plot, characters, themes etc.).
In music I have taught basic music theory and composition, with a heavy emphasis on ear-training, western classical music appreciation, and developing improvisational skills.
My teaching tends to be slanted towards helping students to develop a way to approach their subject by learning to think within its parameters, and how to assimilate information in context and use that to form opinions and ideas. I then work extensively with students on writing projects and presentations in order to help them learn how to structure their thoughts and express their ideas in a direct and concise manner. In some of my courses I have had student’s present papers, and then answer questions on them before a panel of teachers in order to give them the skills of both written and oral argumentation, and develop their confidence in expressing themselves.
I have also run simulations of governments, which saw my students respond to problems by developing unique plans and solutions to problems, and giving presentations on how their solutions will be enacted, and why their methods of response to these problems are the best.
I look forward to taking on new students and helping them with their journey through learning!! I have been teaching abroad in a variety of countries for eight years. In my time teaching I have worked extensively to develop my students skills in critical reasoning, approaching their subject with insight, and using that insight to learn to express themselves in speaking and writing. My methods work with helping students make their own ideas,
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At Xiwai International School, Shanghai China, I taught American History and Social Studies to High School students.