Every child has the capability to learn and master a skill. It is about appealing to their learning style and making the experience positive and fun. Learning is something that should be valued and enjoyed no matter what the circumstances the child is facing.
Education should be in the hands of the student, with support from not only the teacher, but the parents as well. Setting obtainable goals with them and giving the tools to meet them creates memorable educational moments.
I have a masters in education from Nyack College and loved teaching so much that I went back for an additional certification for TESOL/ESL. I also have a BA in psychology.
I am an elementary ESL teacher in the southern Bronx. I have been teaching there for 3 years. It has had its challenging moments but I love all of my students and enjoy seeing them succeed and meet their goals.
I have created and coordinated federally funded programs to prepare my students from grades K-5 for the state exams that they need to take. Outside of school I participate in the arts, go on hikes, and take yoga.