I believe that children learn best when they are doing something that benefits them now and in the future. Using technology meets both of those criteria. It is important to me that technology not be used just for the sake of using it. It has to be relevant to the task and teach needed skills.
The community I teach in, South San Francisco, California, is very diverse, with no clear ethnic majority. It is an industrial center, but has given birth to the biotechnology industry as well.
My school, Alta Loma Middle School, reflects the diverse nature of South San Francisco. We have kids from all walks of life and it definitely adds a wonderful character to our school.
|My Roles and Responsibilities|
I teach language arts to seventh and eighth graders. I also teach journalism and advise the school newspaper. I love my job! Middle school is such a challenge, but it presents the potential for great rewards.