Two quotes that define me as an educator:
"Anything can be interesting for 10 minutes" and "Firm but loving"
I really live my life by the first, and the second is how my teaching style was described by a middle school parent when teaching in Washington, D.C., and I completely agree. I love learning, and I want everyone to love it just as much, no matter your age or ability.
I have a double bachelor's degree in Art History & Italian from CU Boulder, and a Master's of Education: Cognitive Psychology for Educational Practice from Flinders University in South Australia. That degree focused on creating interventions and designing learning modules to improve study skills and learner confidence. Both skills can have a positive impact on classroom behavior, as well.
I have studied and lived abroad in Italy, Scotland, South Korea, and Australia, and have traveled to several countries. I was lucky enough to have teachers who believed in note-taking, outlining, Greek and Latin root words, and exploring your interests, and I want to provide that to my own students.
Once I get to know you or your student a little better, I strive to pull your interests into our discussions, and make things relate to the learner as much as possible.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Bachelor in Arts, Italian Studies
Graduate Degree: Flinders University - Masters in Education, Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Art History, surgical history, American history, world history, Biology, birds, historical fiction, Colorado, travel, drawing, crafting