As an instructor, I believe that it is important to conduct a learning environment in a creative way in order to reach a variety of student learning styles. As a teacher, I believe that it is important to be a trainer and a mentor. I want my students to be engaged with the course material through the use of a variety of activities and assignments.
My background is in management, forensic, counseling, play therapy, and business psychology. My professional experience centralizes on being empathetic, patient, creative, and identifying different strategies to obtain the best end result. In the most recent class that I taught, I was able to institute new and creative assignments to engage students both virtually and on ground in the classroom.
Students enroll and come to class to get an education in a specific subject. As an adult student, the ability to obtain and retain new information can be different than a younger learner. This being said, it is important to work with the different learning styles. I teach by using creative assignments, discussions, while also looking at trying to further students' ability to learn in various ways. I look to identify the student's perspectives and prior knowledge in order for them to get a broader picture and understanding of the material.
It is important to keep in mind that each student comes to class with their own history, perspective, and understanding of the material. For class activities, I look to find activities and discussions that will engage them and help them synthesize the material in ways rather than just straight memory but to fully understand the concepts and improve their own critical thinking skills.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Miami - Bachelor of Science, Playwriting and Screenwriting
Graduate Degree: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Psychology
Reading, Teaching, Playing With My Puppies, Play Therapy, and Watching Movies.