Clarke College (elementary education)
I am an older person with a young attitude. My specialty is reading. I have taught reading to people from ages 3-83. Formally, a kindergarten teacher who became a dual teacher with pre-kindergarten in the same room at the same time! I was educated at parochial schools in the Chicago suburbs, Chicago and Dubuque, Iowa because they were suppose to be the most difficult schools with the best teaching. I received the Dignissima medal and was on the top ten in my graduating class of over one hundred students. Also was named top graduate for the year according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Because of my love of reading, I also took courses to include adult learners using the Labach method. Reading is basic, fundamental. If a person cannot read and interpret properly, it becomes difficult to learn the required material from courses. My positive attitude, encouraging response, and quick sense of humor makes learning fun.
I have also taught sewing in the summer as well as having taught cooking to area children to give them something productive to do in the summer.
I have now added another important issue-- Integrated Holitic Health Counselor. I am now certified and a member of American Drugless Practioners. A balanced life is the first step in improving your life. How you visualize yourself, your self-esteem is most important in the learning process. I am a Registered Holistic Health Coach for anywhere. I am an older person with a young attitude. My specialty is reading. I have taught reading to people from ages 3-83. Formally, a kindergarten teacher who became a dual teacher with pre-kindergarten in the same room at the same time! I was educated at parochial schools in the Chicago suburbs, Chicago and Dubuque, Iowa because they were suppose to
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I am a registered Integrated Holistic Heath Counselor trained to evaluate people in all aspects of their life and assist those struggling to provide easy, healthy,inexpensive meals to help alleviate medical issues. many times a change of food, as well as an evaluation of lifestyle patterns can help a person lower their cholesterol, give them more energy, loose weight giving them better self esteem, etc.
I have taught cooking in the past to children in the summer to keep them off the streets and give them something to do. While studying health coaching, I have learned addition information in teaching cooking o those who have no experience .
I went to Dubuque, Iowa for Teacher training but left before I had my degree. At that time, the Cook County area in Illinois was in desperate need of teachers. I took their test and passed and began my teaching career. I taught kindergarten and started a pre-kindergarten to be carried out as a dual classroom . This was before the days of head start. I was told I could teach anything I wanted and the children could learn. I taught 3-5 year olds reading, how to tell time, simple money, and other basics.
I left after 12 years due to medical problems of my own. I was able, however to substitute teach and I did that for grades K-4th mainly concentrating on K-2.
When the students went to other schools for first grade, the `reports I received were very complimentary. The teachers at the new school wanted to know where the students had learned so much. They were bored in their new school as they knew so much from their old school.
I am a Certified Holistic Integrated health Coach and a member of American Drug-less Practitioners. My training consisted of studying over 100 diet plans and integrated therapies.
I have taught reading to others from ages 3 to 83. The little ones are taught phonics and then can easily read books and newspapers.
I have always enjoyed teaching young children because I want them to like learning. Making learning fun, has a positive effect upon learning a subject.
I taught kindergarten and pre-kindergarten for 12 years.