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I love teaching English. I have always enjoyed writing and received an award for Best Creative Writer in college. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from The University of the West Indies and a Post Graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Hamline University. I recently taught English as a Second Language at Lincoln Adult Education Center in Minneapolis. I have also taught High School English and Spanish in Trinidad and North Carolina.
The combination of my experience and education has really helped me to I understand what a student wants in an English lesson.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
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I am a teacher of English learners at a STEM elementary school in Minnesota. I am passionate about using technology to provide authentic and relevant ways for students to produce and interact with language.
IB Spanish teacher F2F & online. Passionate about foreign languages, tech integration, flipped/blended classrooms, global classrooms & international cooperation | Online course developer | World traveler.