Language is the laughter of the soul. -Pablo Neruda
Spanish at Creekside Monica Caldari, M. Ed.
¡Saludos amigos! It is with great pleasure I return to Creekside to teach your beautiful children. Did you know that by 2028 Spanish will be the second most spoken language across the globe? For this reason, though not exclusively, I hope you understand the value of learning a second language. Communication is the key to creating lasting and meaningful relationships which will bring us all to a better understanding of the world we live in.
I have over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of academic settings. I’ve worked in charter, private, and traditional urban public schools. I’ve taught kindergarten, 4th grade, high school English, History, writing and English to second language learners from grades K through high school and beyond. Highlights of my teaching philosophy, program goals and curricular visions include the following:
Expertise in developing, integrating and sharing language learning curriculum through art, music, English Language Arts, Spanish and Social Studies
Integrating traditional teaching strategies with creative, progressive and differentiated instruction to support students’ critical thinking skills through social justice and the arts
Instill a thirst for learning and understanding our world for students to become engaged participants in our global and local communities
Successful project based learning:
Day of the Dead Unit focusing on the history, traditions and art of this beautiful Mexican cultural legacy
Latin American artist research projects- Picasso, Frida, Diego Rivera, Dalí, Botero and more
Spanish speaking country culture, geography and history research projects
Musical Genres: Salsa, Bomba, Rumba, Merengue, Boleros, Reggae, Mariachi, Cumbia and so much more
Spanish blogging- new this year!
I welcome your support and ideas any time. I look forward to working and playing together this in collaboration! ¡Gracias! Monica Caldari firstname.lastname@example.org
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