|Subject / Grade||8th Grade Spanish Level 1 Year 2|
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|-- Frank Smith|
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Welcome to Spanish Year 2 class, this year my students will be completing the foundations for Spanish Level 1 and they will be ready to enroll in Level 2, when they start High School.
My Education and Professional Background
My name is Mónica Kirshberg. I teach Spanish Level 1 8th grade Year 2 and this is my fifth year as an Elective Team Leader. I am from Córdoba, Argentina and I was a school teacher there for 12 years. I taught from 2nd to 5th grade Language Arts (Spanish), Math, Social Studies and Science, and 6th and 7th grade Language Arts (Spanish) and Social Studies. I have a Bachelor Degree in Education, I am a Certified Teacher with a Secondary Endorsement in Foreign Language: Spanish. I passed the ASU, Arizona Classroom Teacher Spanish Proficiency Examination and the AEPA (Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments) Spanish is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. This is my 17 year teaching in Arizona and 13 years at Bogle, Go Bulldogs! ¡GRACIAS!
My Educational Philosophy
I want to create a classroom that is a safe learning environment for all. From my educational experiences, I know how valuable teacher encouragement and motivation is for student personal motivation and confidence. I intend to motivate students while teaching them to be intrinsically motivated and independent, through challenging yet supportive lessons and assignments.
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