The strength of the course is the way my instructor gets everyone involved.

Teaching Philosophy

The Three C's of Teaching: Connection, Clarity and Choices

My classroom is an open and inclusive space to express, debate and discuss.

Connection

Being Present In The Moment

The importance of student-teacher connection cannot be emphasized more in the online teaching world. I employ creative strategies to second-language learning such as mindful warm-ups to connect with my students.

Clarity

Why Are We Doing What We Are Doing?

I begin each class with a clear agenda, and make sure that the students are aware of my evaluation strategies. This clarity and transparency also help create solid trust and connection.

Choices

Make Your Students Feel Heard

I am constantly aware that there exists an asymmetrical power relationship between students and teachers. Therefore, I make sure that my students feel heard and not pressured in my class. Among several other strategies, offering choices in-class assignments has proved to be effective in learner-based teaching practices.