Thalia’s classroom stands out because of her classroom culture; she fosters relationships among her students that create an incredibly positive community, even providing parents with creative, instructional strategies or methods that they can use at home to extend the learning from the classroom to their home. Of course, there has never been a more crucial time to incorporate learning at home.
My favorite part of being a teacher is being able to establish so many relationships with students and their families and being able to share the love of language with them.
Thalia is an exemplary teacher as she encompasses the meaning of biliteracy. To her, it is much more than the literal definition. It means to have knowledge in two different languages and to be accepting of others cultures and traditions.When you see her classroom, it is evident that promoting biliteracy in the classroom is her number one priority as an educator. Thalia doesn’t just see her students as that, but as future bilingual leaders of our community. She sees them being more adaptable to the world around them, along with being ready for infinite career opportunities.
I hope that five, ten, twenty years from now, my students will remember me or experiences from our class. I try to find the most effective and positive strategies for teaching, I do this to build relationships and connect with them. I want them to remember me as a fun, caring teacher that loved to greet them every morning and loved them dearly.
We hope that this inspires appreciation for how wonderful teaching can be, and we are so grateful to the many parents becoming teachers during this time, and the teachers who have stepped to the plate.