My name is Rebecca Bourgeois, and although that may not sound American, I'm from Chicago (and my small proportion of French ancestry left me with a French name). I'm currently living in the south of France, near Carcassonne, teaching English as a Foreign Language, as well as French as a Foreign Language to newcomers, in junior high school. The school is in the country, so we have a catchment area of 11 villages, and yet only 330 pupils (give or take a few).
Most pupils are not too keen on English here, so I strive to find ever more ways of getting them interested and working!
The French are notably chauvinistic when it comes to learning and practicing any foreign language, and it's difficult to get them to see the point in learning one, especially English , which is thought to be more difficult than most (in the French mind).
I'd love to hear from you, with suggestions, hints, etc...
Hoping to get in touch soon...
I'm William Machado from Montevideo, Uruguay and I teach EFL.
Lately, I have been working with web 2.0 tools in the classroom and I want to contribute and get to know what other teachers are doing in the field.
My name is Shannon Holden, and I am from Republic, Missouri. As a school administrator and teacher for the last 19 years, I have watched teachers struggle to make a difference with their students…especially new teachers. About six months ago, I decided to do something about the 50% of new teachers who do not make it five years in the teaching profession (they either quit out of frustration, or are fired). I founded my website, http://www.newteacherhelp.com to help new teachers survive. From the feedback I’ve received from grateful teachers, it looks like I have just scratched the surface of what’s possible! I am so excited to start taking this idea to the next level, and I value friendships with “innovators” in the educational profession such as you. Thanks!
Hello everyone. My name is Ning Li. I am a Chinese language teacher working in international school in Shanghai. I like integrate technology in my Chinese class. Currently I am working on a Chinese learning portal for teachers around the world. I would like to collaborate with other Chinese teachers.
My name's Dave Robertshaw and my focus is on elementary and middle school math. My colleagues and I recently started a new free site with interactive tools for improving fractions instruction (http://www.conceptuamath.com). The tools are free and are designed for whole-class instruction. We hope instructors will try them out and give us their feedback.
My name is Thomas and I'm a math facilitator in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I'm always looking for new and effective ways to enhance the math experience for students. Lately, I'm looking for new ways to effectively integrate technology (web 2.0) into mathematics.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I use twitter for professional purposes and post anything that I think is beneficial for mathematics in education.
Follow me @ twitter.com/tro79
I am also a member of the European programme eTwinning, aimed at electronic collaboration between/among European schools, having been involved in several international project partnerships for students and learning events for teachers.
I consider this a great opportunity to exchange teachers' knowledge and experience worldwide.
I look forward to being in touch with all of you and learning new things from you:)
Hi, I am an elementary school technology teacher in NYC. I have been teaching for 8 years, however, I have been a technology teacher for only 3 years. I also attend New York Institute of Technology attaining a second masters in Instructional Technology. I am interested in trying new things and really enjoy working with young children.
Hello, My name is Kathy Wilson, and will have completed my masters in August, in educational leadership (after a 30 year break from my BS). This forum is new to me, as I am sure many others have said. I am an on-line instructor for alternative health courses, and trying to find new and different ways of reaching my adult students. Although I live in Michigan, the school is out of Colorado.
Greetings! My name is Cathy Olson, and currently I live in Forest City, Iowa, but will be moving at the end of July because I've accepted a teaching job in Boone, Iowa. Also, I am currently enrolled in a Masters program in Educational Technology through the University of Northern Iowa. I am a mother of three teenagers (well, one is 12, but that is close enough). I have been married for 18 years. I enjoy running 5Ks and 10Ks, reading, technology, and being with family. I am happy and excited to join Classroom 2.0, for I think I will learn much!