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Vanitta Clarke

Reading Specialist. Linguistic Specialist. Master Teacher.

I teach because of my love for students, and for love of the profession. I Love to see that “ah-ha” moment when the students really get it, and the room illuminates with their enthusiasm and a level of accomplishment.

Hi. I'm passionate about teaching and learning I'm an excellent problem solver I'm a self-esteem builder

About Me.

I believe all students can learn when their individual needs are met. I believe in helping my students develop skills to become independent, assertive, and creative thinkers. Skills that will prepare them for their roles in society. I do not tell students things they can discover for themselves. I facilitate the learning process. I provide the resources, guide, and allow them to explore. In this manner they will make new discoveries that are lasting.

I support equity and diversity. I am a staunch believer that every student must see positive representations of themselves and others in their learning and physical surroundings.

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Collaboration

I believe that collaboration is a powerful way to harness students’ thinking. It stimulates more brain power. Every student has an idea that counts, thus I encourage and assign group work.

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Group Norms

Deciding on group norms, or agreements, allow them to live what they see and learn. As a teacher, I teach my students to be good listeners and the art of asking questions, without fear. I teach them how to negotiate, to agree, disagree, take turns, and share.

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Reflective Practices

I believe in reflective practices for my students and for myself. I believe in cultivating a classroom environment where students think about their thinking. I integrate opportunities for my students to plan, monitor, and assess their own understanding and performance.

More about my teaching

I manage my class by modeling and setting class expectations and structuring the learning environment to help my students feel safe, comfortable, and supported. I have the students make the rules to govern their classroom. When the students themselves set these rules, they are more apt to follow them. I encourage, and establish group agreements by deciding classroom norms from the onset. Deciding on group norms, or agreements, allow them to live what they see and learn. As a teacher, I teach my students to be good listeners and the art of asking questions, without fear. I teach them how to negotiate, to agree, disagree, take turns, and share.

Skills & Abilities.

Accomplished, detail-oriented Master Teacher with extensive experience working with ESL and international students. Created an effective classroom-learning environment while promoting student development. Used innovative teaching tools to motivate students and made learning enjoyable. Assessed the abilities of each child and adapted to their needs and used a variety of instructional strategies. Established clear objectives for all lessons, monitored performance, gave feedback, and worked with students toward achieving grade-level appropriate goals. Expanded professional competence through regular professional development workshops. Related equally well to students, parents, teachers and administrators. Understood the importance of inclusivity and innovation. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Promethean Board.

Classroom Management
Interactive Learning Techniques
Differentiated Instruction
Cooperative Learning
Multicultural Awareness
Whole Group Learning
Coaching & Mentoring
Student Motivation

Education.

Education

Master of Education

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY

Schaumburg, IL

2015
Interdisciplinary

Bachelor Interdisciplinary Studies

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

1997
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Work Experience.

Third Grade Teacher

Awty International School

2001 - 2018

Utilized project based collaborative learning models for teaching and learning.

Created curriculum planning and English Language Immersion to help non-native speakers to become proficient in the use of English Language.

Used Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to teaching and learning, creating an inclusive classroom setting for every learner.

Improved standardized and other test scores through creative teaching techniques.

Designed unique student workbooks for most subjects to supplement learning, and for use with accelerated learners.

Correlated subjects (i.e. Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) when studying applicable concepts, such as biographies and autobiographies of significant individuals.

Encouraged the use of technology (tablets, Promethean Board, PowerPoint) in classroom projects and student presentations to parents.

Provided individual tutoring of students and applied different teaching techniques to meet each student’s individual learning style.

Member of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2001-2002).

Nominee for Disney American Awards for Creative Teaching (2003).

Fourth Grade Teacher

Awty International School

1998 - 2001

Utilized project based collaborative learning models for teaching and learning.

Created curriculum planning and English Language Immersion to help non-native speakers to become proficient in the use of English Language.

Used Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to teaching and learning, creating an inclusive classroom setting for every learner.

Improved standardized and other test scores through creative teaching techniques.

Designed unique student workbooks for most subjects to supplement learning, and for use with accelerated learners.

Correlated subjects (i.e. Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) when studying applicable concepts, such as biographies and autobiographies of significant individuals.

Encouraged the use of technology (tablets, Promethean Board, PowerPoint) in classroom projects and student presentations to parents.

Provided individual tutoring of students and applied different teaching techniques to meet each student’s individual learning style.

ESL Teacher

Awty International School

1998 - 2005

Utilized project based collaborative learning models for teaching and learning.

Created curriculum planning and English Language Immersion to help non-native speakers to become proficient in the use of English Language.

Used Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to teaching and learning, creating an inclusive classroom setting for every learner.

Improved standardized and other test scores through creative teaching techniques.

Designed unique student workbooks for most subjects to supplement learning, and for use with accelerated learners.

Correlated subjects (i.e. Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) when studying applicable concepts, such as biographies and autobiographies of significant individuals.

Encouraged the use of technology (tablets, Promethean Board, PowerPoint) in classroom projects and student presentations to parents.

Provided individual tutoring of students and applied different teaching techniques to meet each student’s individual learning style.

Member of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2001-2002).

Nominee for Disney American Awards for Creative Teaching (2003).

Administration

Awty International School

2010 - 2012

Served as 3rd Grade Coordinator (2 years) and 4th Grade Science and Social Studies Coordinator (2 years).

Conducted teacher evaluations and mentoring; gave feedback and made suggestions that supported their teaching.

Collaborated with team teachers on course curricula.

Mentored and evaluated other teachers (as a Science coordinator).

Assisted with school admissions for 3rd Grade, including student testing and selection process.

Served as PYP (Primary Years Programme) Visiting Team Member.

Participated in the Accreditation Team Visitor Workshop (2014).

Attended training workshop designed for school leaders, teachers, and business managers from CIS Member Schools that are accredited or are candidates for accreditation who wish to be considered for volunteer service on Accreditation Visiting Teams.

Substitute Teacher

St. Francis Episcopal School

2018 - Present

Second Baptist Preparatory School

2019 - Present

CERTIFICATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Certificate: Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction | Harvard Graduate School of Education | 2017


Contact me.

I live in Houston

clarke.vanitta(at)gmail.com