Teaching Philosophy

My teaching style evolves daily as I learn through professional development, by studying my peers and, most importantly, by listening to my students.

I believe that a key element in the foreign language classroom is keeping the students motivated. My personal style of teaching brings enthusiasm, cultural elements, and technology into the classroom to increase learning motivation. I teach with a smile and open personality to interact with my students and guide them through their learning process. Teaching my native Spanish language enables me to draw upon my own culture and personal experience as a foreign language learner. I teach my students to effectively communicate with me in my own language and to gain an appreciation for another culture.

To me, technology is one of the most important tools an effective teacher can use in the classroom to address different learning styles, to create a productive learning environment, and to increase student motivation. I use technology to show students videos, news reports, pictures, PowerPoint presentations and a variety of visual support to increase their learning.

My enthusiastic, cultural-technological approach to teaching Spanish enables students to acquire language skills in a manner that keeps them interested and engaged. I love to teach my students, and the passion and energy I devote to their education is often translated into their passion to think and learn, and that is why teaching Spanish is my life.

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