Pedagogical Training

In addition to my experience in the classroom, I have taken considerable advantage of departmental and campus resources at the various institutions where I have taught, such as the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University, and the Instituto Cervantes. These resources have allowed me to cultivate my reflective teaching practice, and have helped me to prove my capacity to adapt to the unexpected and to learn from my missteps. I am constantly reappraising the effectiveness of my instruction and instructional materials based on continuous student feedback and by making myself a frequent visitor in the classrooms of my colleagues and asking they they also visit mine. I believe that my enthusiastic, demanding, but relaxed classroom demeanor is effective in providing an exciting, comfortable, and authentic environment in which students feel safe to speak up, make errors, and improve. I have been delighted to see many of my students go on to perform adeptly and confidently in advanced Spanish courses, to take advantage of study abroad programs, or to become concentrators and majors in Spanish.

Instituto Cervantes, New York/Brown University

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Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Brown University

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Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University

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Brown University

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