Linda Neuman loves teaching English. Her philosophy on teaching is simple: "All students can learn. But it's important for a teacher to be flexible, and to try to find a student's motivation--we are all motivated by different things for different reasons. Find the motivator and you have found the key!" She is a big proponent of experiential learning, task-based learning, and technology in the classroom. Neuman started teaching in 2000, following a successful career as an international journalist/producer. Prior to her journeys abroad she hosted the local segment of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" in Rockford, Illinois, and often covered the "education beat" for the newsroom. Having observed numerous educators in action, she became intrigued with the many different ways students learn. She is especially interested in student-centered learning. "My latest fascination is the flipped classroom. It makes so much sense to have the students first watch a tutorial at home, then use classroom time to apply the concepts being learned, instead of the other way around. I love the way it motivates students to work together and get creative about problem-solving." Neuman teaches English as a Second Language in the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis region, and is also an editor, writer, and general subjects tutor. Her passions are reading, writing, humor, the arts, and new technologies. She also loves traveling, hiking, archery, cycling, and good conversation.
I am originally from a small town called Vacherie in Louisiana. I received my bachelor’s degree in education from the University of New Orleans and after teaching high school math for 4 years, returned to UNO for a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. I then began my PhD work at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and finally completed that in 1989. I have taught an online elementary statistics course for St. Leo University (Florida) for several years. I am currently employed as an instructor in the mathematics department at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, where I teach a variety of intro level mathematics course from developmental to college algebra.
Math and Science Teacher at MICDS. B.Ed Math and Science graduate from the University of Regina.
I helped build Sophia and the team of talented people working together to create new ways to approach education. Sophia is a place where everyone can participate in teaching and learning, and where the traditional boundaries of schools and classrooms will fade into history. I joined Sophia in 2009 to help answer a question: “If we could create an online learning experience today, in the world of Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia … what would it be like?” What a great way to start a company! I am proud of what the Sophia team has created. Join Sophia. Help someone learn. It makes for a better world.