English/Language Arts History/Social Science Math Reading Science ESL Technology
K, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, University
My Philosophy The art of teaching ideas and concepts in a way that is both engaging and inspiring is a teacher's daily challenge. Through experience, I have learned that knowing the students I teach is the most important step. My definiton of "knowing" my students extend beyond knowing their individual learning style. Being aware of my students' family, culture, and community plays a significant role in the way I teach. It allows me to be a more understanding and responsive teacher.
My Environment I have taught elementary and middle school in Houston, Los Angeles and Oakland (Northern California). I have also taught in Okinawa, Japan in a dual Japanese-English language school.
My Roles and Responsibilities I'm a Head eCoach at My eCoach. I coach teachers, mentors and teacher educators throughout the United States and beyond. So, if you are an eCoach or player in My eCoach Online, please feel free to ask for my help when you see me logged in. I make every effort to respond as quickly as I can!
I also work with a multi-cultural resources educational company, Ethnic Arts & Facts.
Being part of a "community of learners" where teachers, administrators, students, anyone can collaborate and share and learn from each other. I created My eCoach to harness the power of the Internet to make a learning community where everyone shares ideas and resources and helps each other so they do not reinvent the wheel over and over again. My focus has been on "Making Learning Personal" to empower learners to develop agency. Now it's going deeper with defining your WHY.
The San Francisco Bay Area is a very diverse community with a exciting mixture of ethnic groups, delicious eateries, and lots of things to do. We have the best weather and climate. My eCoach offers anyone an online community where learning and sharing can happen at anytime from anywhere.
The My eCoach environment changes often where groups start their own communities for their school, district, online courses, church groups, cancer support groups, book clubs, movie clubs, and almost anything.
My Roles and Responsibilities
I write, present, keynote, facilitate workshops, design new materials, and coach individuals and groups to help Define Your WHY.. I blog on my website, Rethinking Learning and host my podcast, Conversations on Learning. I also co-host the #rethink_learning Twitter chat every other Monday 4p PT, 7p ET.