Eager to provide a quality of learning for my students while sustaining a passion for education. Committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students.
SKILLS AND STRENGTHS * Four years of experience as an elementary school teacher outside the country. Great ability to relate to the students and to use a
variety of methods that incorporate other disciplines as well. Uses a variety of instructional strategies to help teach a diverse classroom of
Implemented the teacher's written lesson plans for the day. Established norms of class behavior and maintained order at all times. Maintained proper control and discipline both inside and outside the classroom. Created and integrated last minute lesson plans for the day, when no plans were left from the classroom teacher. Created and integrated a fun learning environment to reward the great behavior of the students. Work cooperatively with site administration, staff and students.
Developed an effective classroom environment to achieve the educational goals of the school.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Maintained an effective learning environment by developing effective lesson plans.Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
Provided educational instructions to students on an individual level.
Monitored the students' performance as well as developed a continuous learning environment.
Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.Contributed ideas at team meetings.
Created an emotionally responsive, caring, positive, and accepting environment supportive of the individual
development of each child and family. Guided and facilitated activities of the children, including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom.Maintained a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, and a developmental assessment.Maintained a safe and healthy classroom environment. Maintained professional boundaries with other employees and with children/families.
Maintained a clean, organized and safe environment for the children. Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations hands on activities. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health problems in students and followed up with parents.Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences. Elementary School Teacher: Grade 1-4 "Naum Veqilharxhi" Elementary School, Korce, Albania, September 2000 - September 2004. Addressed effective learning styles based on the learning capacity of the students and earned high marks for the quality and creativity of classroom teaching. Taught reading, writing, and mathematics. Created lesson plans, classroom, and homework materials. Organized and ran filed trips, outings, and social events to support what was being taught in the classroom. Instructed celebration of holiday and social events with talented students.
Fan S. Noli University: Korce, Albania
Naugatuck Valley Community College English as a Second Language Program, August 2008-December 2009
Charter Oak State College The Degree of Bachelor of Science, May 2013. Individualized Studies with a Concentration in Psychology and Education. Received Honors.
Fluent in written and spoken Albanian, moderate in spoken Spanish.
Received training in the following programs: Mclas, CKL3-I, IReady
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