I am an Educator, Award Winning Multicultural Writer, Freelance Writer & Blogger,Youth mentor, Bible Teacher, and TREK AWANA director. Teaching provides an opportunity for me to engage in continual learning and growth on many levels. I work for my students not only to master the course material but to give them the indispensable advantage of having a growth mindset. This mindset has been stripped from many of our students; yet this is the undisputed secret ingredient for their success in the world outside of my classroom. I strive to be a globally connected educator. With my #LatinoEd #Edublog I seek (as J. Updike says) "to unblock the traffic jam" in the minds of my students and peers. In this way, long after they have left my classroom and they encounter a world that will try (and many times succeed) in knocking them down and telling them they "can't," they will bounce right back up, and with an intrinsic confidence say, "Watch me. Watch me make a difference!" It is then I will feel that I too have made a difference.
Areas of Expertise
Creative writing (fiction and nonfiction), Blogger: #EduBlog, #LatinoEd, Teacher, Youth Mentoring & Education, published author, Bible Study & Teacher, Freelance Writer-parenting, YA,teen,multi-cultural, Inter-generational Communication
An idea worth spreading
Educators must strive to be globally connected & always growing. Seek (as J. Updike says) "to unblock the traffic jam" in the minds of not only your students but your peers also. In this way, long after they have left your classroom & they encounter a world that will try (& many times succeed) in knocking them down & telling them they "can't," they they will bounce right back up, & with an intrinsic confidence say,"Watch me. Watch me make a difference!" It is then you will know that you too have made a difference. ~Life verse: Jeremiah 29:11~
I'm passionate about
I desire to "make a difference" by fostering a growth mindset and passion for learning in my students. I have a strong passion for the written word and the power these seemingly innocuous words hold.
Talk to me about
Books,Writing, Bible & Education. Particularly, I would love to discover fresh & innovative ideas that can assist me in teaching my Middle School Language Arts & Social Science in new & engaging ways.
People don't know I'm good at
Baking some awesome "candy bar, chocolate chunk, monster cookies" Yummm.~ I am an expert at creating background stories for images found in white, puffy clouds on beautiful, Spring days. :)