- Sedona US-AZ
In the classroom, I focus on student centered and project based learning. I like to use a combination of the following: interactive lecture/dialogues, student-led group discussions, group inquiries/research, and multi-media presentations. I feel that the use of a more dialogue driven lecture and student group discussions empowers the students with a sense of self-discovery, fosters critical thinking and problem solving. It also rids the class of the one-way, lecture dynamic where the students just listen to the teacher and take notes. Group discussions allow students to interact with their peers on subjects they may not normally discuss, and allows them to discover new ways of thinking. It also allows a forum to informally debate their views and challenge their preconceptions, instigate peer-to-peer transference of information, and allows students the benefit of reinforcing the subject to themselves and their peers. The utilization of multi-media components (PowerPoint presentations, audio, video) whenever possible so the materials become alive and not just words on a page. This allows students to engage more senses and to see and hear discussed examples rather than purely reading about a subject.
To use my unique teaching skills to secure a full-time teaching position at the college or high school level.
Was my superior when hired at Verde Valley School.
I am also heavily into Mountain biking and trail hiking.
The IB Diploma program emphasizes performance, composition, listening and score analysis, music history, and music theory. While here I have set-up two jazz ensembles which went to jazz festivals, ran various large mixed ensembles playing everything from rock to contemporary classical literature. In the 9th and 10th grade I taught composition and World music as well as basic musicianship. Other duties include:
Short Term Project: Assisted Jonathan Bepler on Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle, Ren in Santa Fe Springs in May 2008. Duties included: