About Mello...
Subject / Grade German 1-4 AP/IB
Room: 510
Phone: (480) 812-7836
Email: Mello
"It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead."
-- Bertolt Brecht

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Herzlich Willkommen auf Frau Mello's German Class Website, I hope you find this to be an invaluable resource to help keep you up to date on what is happening in the classroom and what is expected of students this school year. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via Email, phone to the school, or by note.

My Education and Professional Background

EDUCATION Teaching Credential, Bethel College, South Bend, IN – 2010-2011 summa cum laude B.A., English, California State University, Chico – 2006-2007 summa cum laude B.A., German, California State University, Chico – 2006-2007 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen – 2002-2006 International Program Abroad Study with the DAAD – 2005-2006 MA in Secondary Education, Bethel College, South Bend, IN - 2017 TEACHING EXPERIENCE Freie Evangelische Schule Esslingen September 14, 2015 – July 2016

My Educational Philosophy

Each classroom should offer an enriching environment that promotes an investigation of the world and a self-motivated search for knowledge. Helping students establish their knowledge base should go hand in hand with preparing students for their future lives, and roles in our society. The classroom should function as a practice field where proper social behaviors can be acquired and tried out. By interacting with teachers and peers in a miniature model of the real world, children can learn about consequences of appropriate and inappropriate interactions with their environment. Hopefully, this will help them develop their own set of practices that empower them to co-exist with others, while also making them conscious of their own wants and needs, along with the wants and needs of others. In my classroom, I seek to establish a casual, though, challenging and motivating learning environment in which everyone feels accepted and respected no matter their learning style or ability.

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