|Position:||7th grade social studies|
Welcome! My name is Gloria Garza-Wells. I will be sharing my love for teaching your 7th grade Social Studies students. I am an Arizona native,originally from Tucson, I have been living in the East Valley for 8 years with my husband and 4 kids. I am very active in the Chandler Community and love bringing people together while sharing my beautiful Mexican culture with Ballet Folklorico and community outreach. Looking forward to meeting you!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, GO DEVILS! While being a full time stay at home mother and student, I used my time training in dance and starting a non-profit for Mexican Folk Studies.
My Educational Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is to foster enthusiasm. Learning can be fun. Spending time with dancers my whole life has shown me that enthusiasm begets enthusiasm, and my own enthusiasm in the classroom has been recognized by students and colleagues. Students’ diverse backgrounds, motivations and skills, however, mean that they bring their own interests to learning encounters. In order to encourage their engagement and development, I therefore strive for a classroom that seeks and supports students’ ideas and interests. Student diversity is in this way not just a reality, but also a valuable resource.Starting from students’ own knowledge and experience can in this way spark analysis and encourage an enthusiasm for the social sciences.
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