If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Instructional Specialist supporting secondary English language learners and their teachers, administrators, and communities.
What grade do you teach?:
K-12, National Board Certified
English Language Learners
How many years have you been teaching?:
Since 1987; Elementary, Middle, and High School
"a chrome book"
Raised as a trilingual child in Washington, DC by a Guatemalan father and Norwegian mother!
Mother of three young adult sons :)
Passionate about technology integration for student engagement, maximizing language learning, personalizing learning, and providing equitable access to educational opportunities.
Nationally Board Certified as an English as a New Language Specialist, MA in Curriculum & Instruction, ESOL Teacher, and BS in Elem Ed.
There is so much research around the value of being in nature, destressing, and a clear need in many high school communities to provide relief for extremely stressed students. I can't tell you how many students locally have committed suicide and find myself surprised at how badly we need to help students connect with nature. I was raised by a nature loving mom and took this aspect of life for granted. Excellent idea.