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Susan Chandler
Biology / ESL

(since 2007)
Email: schandler@southwesternacademy.edu
Extension: 221



Birthplace:
Los Angeles California

College Degree/Degrees: California college of the Arts BFA (Ceramics) MT San Antonio Junior College AHT (Animal health Technology) San Franscisco State Cal State Los Angeles California teaching credentials Elementary/ Secondary Art Biology

List all Classes that you teach: Biology, ESL2, Conversation, ESL3, Vocabulary

List of educational field trips: Local market with Vocabulary class Planned arboretum trip fourth quarter.

Which school events are you in charge of: Participate with Science Department in Science Fair, Philippines International Dinner

Interests other than teaching: Hiking, making ceramics and beadwork. Folk dancing International online communication.

I like teaching at Southwestern because
the school and classes are small enough that student needs can be met. I can hold my biology labs outside where the students can experience nature not just read about it. The mood of the school is that of a family. This is my first year here. I have found every one here supportive and positive. The international flavor of the school makes the student population unique and fun to teach.

Favorite quote:
“By our students we are taught.”

Your teaching philosophy: Be a guide that shows the student the direction they need to go to become responsible self-reliant citizen of the world. Where ever possible have the students learn by doing. Be aware that every student is a unique person. One way of doing things will not reach everyone. Teach the student were they are and move him/her forward. All progress is good. Keep expectations for the class/student realistic. Be willing to adjust and change to become better at the craft called teaching.

 

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