#5 Barbie Magoffin: Cross-Curricula Teaching and How to Understand your Students Better

Barbie Magoffin is an English teacher in San Diego High School of Business and Leadership and a co-director in San Diego High Bridges Across Borders.

When Barbie just got out of school, she worked on marketing for few years but it didn’t feel right for her.   So she decided to try teaching given her innate love for kids.    After some observation hours on campus, she immediately knew it is the home for her.    Today in our conversation, we are gonna talk about how teachers can  do to understand their kids more and what cross curricula teaching looks like. 

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  • [01:22] What is your core value or competency that you want to nurture in your students through literature?
  • [02:41] When looking into your experience, one thing really stood out for me is how much you care about students wellbeing. You taught kids yoga and you’re certified in mental health first aid. Is there any tools you use for social emotional learning ?
  • [07:56] Could you tell us what is cross curricula teaching and with some examples would be great?
  • [14:03] If a group of teacher wants to try out cross curricular. And do you have any tips that you can offer so that they can collaborate with each other without too many conflicts? Because like different subject teachers working together, I believe they all have their own perspective
  • [18:05]. When you were a baby teacher or what is the worst advice you were given
  • [20:27]. Parting thoughts.

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#4 Ms. Plante – Teach Humanity with Thematic Instructions and Creative Student Book Report

Nicole Plante had been a middle school (English + Social Studies) teacher for almost 8 years though now she pivoted her career as an amazing designer.

Her first stop as a teacher is in New York City Department of Education. She Instructed suspended students or at-risk youth from diverse schools and socio-economic backgrounds. This unique experience laid out the foundation for building humanity and resilience in her teachings.

After NYC, Nicole moved to bay area and taught in Corpus Christi school which is hugely different from her pervious one. It is a Catholic school that nurtures students not only academic but also spiritual growth.

To learn more about Nicole, please visit: http://nicolemplante.com/

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01:28 : What are the responsibilities as a homeroom teacher in Corpus Christi
04:52 : How to prepare subjects that are out of our expertise
06:29 : How do you usually structure your course throughout a semester
08:52 : Examples of using thematic instructions
12:17 : Other interesting and useful teaching methods.
17:05 : Advice for teacher who wants to be a teacher in the US


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