I'm Jimena... I'm a Spanish Literature and Language teacher for high school students. I love using a fresh approach to understanding texts and analyzing them by creating connections to my students’ lives. I think explaining concepts in the most fun and engaging way, while challenging students to use their creativity is crucial to better understanding and analysis of any text. In a language or literature class teachers need to focus on helping students develop critical thinking skills, and to me that is way more important than just memorizing words (although... if you really want to be fluent in a language, you should probably start memorizing now!!!)
I'm very passionate about helping other teachers find what makes them unique and helping them use their own skills to develop relationships with their students to create the best learning environment. I have taught in the same high school, for low income students, for five years and most of my students are native speakers who have never taken a formal Spanish class before. I love incorporating current events, history, music, movies in my classes. I truly believe that students learn better with more exposure to different perspectives.
I want to help you!!... and I will probably need your help too!! Teachers that support each other grow together, and I would love to grow with you!