As an educator for almost 10 years, I've recognized a few key elements that unlock learning for students. First, students need to be engaged in the content. Many students find history challenging because they cannot relate to it. I seek to make it meaningful to them. In 2010 I won an award from Johns Hopkins University for creativity in the classroom.
A second crucial element is to have a professional who loves their subject matter. History is a passion of mine and I will see to it that students at least gain an appreciation for the subject. With a Bachelors in History from Cedarville University and a Masters in History from the University of Indianapolis, I am well versed.
A last and important element is problem solving. I work with parents and students to resolve the "learning block" that is keeping the student from being successful. It could be writing skills, reading comprehension, or simply a miscommunication between teachers and students. I seek to remedy whatever is causing the low grades.
Cedarville University - BA, History, Secondary Ed
University of Indianapolis - MA, History