Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m an early-rising, over-active, highly-optimistic, very-smiley, happily-married, former-high-school-now-middle-school-Spanish teacher who loves to read, eat great food, and travel!
I’m really interested in streamlining all aspects of education to make it the best it can be – this includes exploring ways to be more efficient in my own personal practice and ways to collaborate and communicate more effectively with my colleagues, students, and community. I also love to travel to Spanish-speaking countries to keep my language skills active and explore new and interesting places, people, and cultures!
I recently earned my Masters degree in foreign & second language education at the Ohio State University. I am also endlessly curious about all kinds of topics and trends inside and outside of the field of Education; I love learning about them and how I might relate them to my classroom practice to promote language learning. Some of those interests include, for example: 21st century skill development, thoughtful integration of technology into the classroom, foreign & 2nd language acquisition, educational psychology, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, software design and programming, gamification of learning, brain-based learning, kinesthetic movement in the classroom, and exploring creative ways of measuring student and teacher performance. I am driven & self-motivated and love my time in the classroom with my students – they inspire me to keep changing and growing every single year. I’m in my 8th year as a Spanish teacher, and I am NEVER bored with my job!
In my free time (which during the school year is pretty limited), I love to hang out with my husband, @searls, an incredibly intelligent and wonderful human being and software engineer/small business owner, read / journal, or keep active and challenge myself to stay in shape. Since college, I’ve been a regular jogger, and currently I love doing fitness challenges I find online to stay challenged and mix up my routine.
If you’re still reading, wow! 🙂 I hope you keep reading. Thanks for stopping by.
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