Hi, I'm Ms. Alba!

AlbaM

What languages do you speak?
Proficient in English and Spanish

Tell us about yourself.
I have been tutoring and teaching  children for six  years, while  working in various education settings. I've worked in Day cares, Public schools and in Homes as a private tutor. I believe that children should learn and have fun at the same time. Learning  should be an enjoyable journey for all children, where creativity and curiosity is always welcomed.  Children should be able to be creative and feel safe in their environment; feel free to ask their educators anything. I plan on being a role model and educational hero to the children in Waldorf Playgroup. 

What advice would you give to someone who is considering becoming a teacher?
The advice I would give to someone considering becoming a teacher is , that they must be able to wear many hats. They must be able to be patient, caring , multitask and give each child undivided attention. They must also be able to have thick skin since there would be a lot of surprises and personalities in the classroom. As a teacher you must be able to adapt to situations and get creative with every child's learning style.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teacher was my First grade teacher, Ms. Matos . She was my favorite teacher because she cared about every student and their needs. She always made learning fun and always gave her students confidence. I hope to be the inspiration to many children that Ms. Matos was for me.  Ms. Matos is in part one of the many reasons I want  to teach.

What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management?
I believe that all teachers should be prepared to deal with a behavioral issue. My approach to behavioral management is to always stay patient and bring a positive solution to a behavioral issue/conflict. As an educator you must be able to work well with your pupils and co-workers as swell.  You must have a conflict resolution plan and try to keep the peace in the workplace. 

Please list any relevant licenses, degrees or certifications.
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.