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Frequently Asked Questions:
QUESTION: How can I keep updated on my student's progress?
ANSWER: You may check online at any time. Click HERE!
QUESTION: How can I get a hold of you if I have any questions or concerns?
ANSWER: You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I typically answer emails within 24 hours.
QUESTION: How can I best help my student succeed in your class?
ANSWER: Ask them what they are learning. Ensure they have a quiet place to read and think. Help them organize and maintain their learning portfolios-- they are a big part of the overall picture.
QUESTION: What classes do you teach? What special training have you had?
ANSWER: I teach Advanced Sophomore English. It is my goal to raise the level of critical thinking and analytic ability to ensure success in life and Advanced Placement (AP) English courses in the future. I also teach AP English Literature and Composition. In addition to GATE certification, I have attended over 15 professional conferences and development sessions to ensure I am catering to the diverse needs of ALL my students. I have pursued a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Education at New York University, Kent State University, and San Diego State University. I have studied French and Spanish. I also advise Student Government, aka the Associated Student Body (ASB). I acquired much experience in leadership via my own university leadership roles and California Association of Directors of Activities Conferences.
QUESTION: What is your teaching style?
ANSWER: I am a reflective thinker. I am fortunate to have had a wonderful set of life experiences and the opportunity to truly reflect on those experiences. I want the same for my kids. Socratically, I incessantly question and demand clarity in the expression of student thought. I encourage free thinking while confining them to the concepts and themes we encounter. My classroom is designed to be a positive environment that fosters creative expression, above-the-bar thinking, and serious poignant reflection. Literature is meant to expose humanity and creatively reveal the issues humans confront daily. As such, my courses demand a well-rounded, cosmopolitan, student that can read, think, and speak with poise, clarity, and confidence about the subject matter. I use the Arts as a vehicle for accomplishing this task.
California State Board of Education Policy #89-01
From research studies to date, we have learned the following important facts:
1. Families provide the primary educational environment.
2. Parent involvement in their children’s education improves student achievement.
3. Parent involvement is most effective when it is comprehensive, supportive, long-lasting, and well-planned.
4. The benefits of parent involvement are not limited to early childhood or the elementary level; there are continuing positive effects through high school.
5. Involving parents in supporting their children’s education at home is not enough. To ensure the quality of schools as institutions serving the community, parents must be involved at all levels in the schools.
6. Children from low-income, culturally and racially diverse families have the most to gain when schools involve parents. The extent of parent involvement in a child’s education is more important to student success than family income or education.
San Diego Unified
2425 Dusk Drive
San Diego, CA 92139