|Subject / Grade||Honors World History and Social Studies 8|
|Room:||M2 - M5|
|"In fact, I almost welcome it"|
|-- Charles Bukowski|
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Welcome to a course that will make you a better person. That is a guaranty. How can I guaranty something like that? Well, in terms of virtue and ethics, (the things that make you a GOOD person) the subject of history will help you grow immensely, it ties into the two, they are inseparable. The more history you are exposed to, the better you are as an individual, without exception. This is how I view History. This should give you an idea of what to expect in my classroom.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Secondary Education History). During college I worked as a habilitation therapist (a job I would absolutely recommend to my students) as well as in the marketing department for Great Hearts Academies. I got to work teaching right after graduating. I did my student teaching for Arizona State here at Arizona College Prep, I stayed on board, and haven’t skipped a beat. ACP isn’t just where I work but where I developed my pedagogy into what it is today.
My Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy is driven by developing a sense of wonder and depth of inquiry in my students. This takes place in lessons that are just as curious about why we study history as they are about what happened in our past. I create a safe and compassionate learning environment where a student can let go of their inhabitations about being wrong, or sounding ignorant, and instead, strive to explore the subjects we tackle. I expect hard work and diligence, but I also expect the students to develop an understanding of the importance of pushing yourself.
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