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Lesley University (Master's)
I was a journalist for 15 years, most notably at the Boston TV station WHDH. In this role, I interviewed, researched, and wrote news stories. You could say writing is my passion. I also have my Master's in Education and taught English language arts for 4 years. I also taught journalism for 2 years.
This past school year, I taught high school journalism, English support classes for students with moderate disabilities, and Capstone to English language learners at Boston International High School. Boston International High School is a school for immigrant students that mostly come from third world countries with limited and/or interrupted education. Many of my students read at a 1st grade level in the 12th grade.
I bring my real-life experiences into the classroom. From interviewing primary resources for research papers to a full-blown journalism class, I find bringing the outside world into the classroom and vice versa have added the much-needed urgency and excitement to the research process.
This year, I designed and taught a journalism class for English language learners, as well as students with learning disabilities. My students came from all around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ecuador and the Sudan. In this class, we focused on producing an online digital newspaper with videos of various interviews the students have conducted. The curriculum was designed to complement the ELA curriculums by focusing on skills the students needed to be successful researchers. They learned how to ask research-based questions, and then they interviewed an FBI agent from the counterterrorism unit about ISIS and Mayor Marty Walsh about his positions on Syrian refugees, in-state tuition for undocumented students, and his feud with Donald Trump. They learned how to write questions based on observations, and then they interviewed a Muslim mosque on the negative misconceptions about their religion.
I bring my journalism experience into all aspects of my teaching responsibilities. I was a co-teacher for Capstone, which is a 6 month long research project that seniors conduct for their ELA class. The students find an issue that affects their community and conduct scholarly research, part of which is an interview with an expert. My role was to help students with the interviewing process from finding credible sources to writing questions to conducting a professional interview. My students interviewed professors, attorneys, doctors, and high-ranked educational leaders. In addition to interviewing, I worked one-on-one with struggling students and students with learning disabilities on analyzing scholarly articles, finding main points and key evidence, and writing succinct and engaging summaries. I was a journalist for 15 years, most notably at the Boston TV station WHDH. In this role, I interviewed, researched, and wrote news stories. You could say writing is my passion. I also have my Master's in Education and taught … Read more