Hi, I'm Naudia!
Tell us a little about yourself I reside in South Brooklyn with my husband and our three daughters. As the founder of Brooklyn Kids Prep School, I am dedicated to improving how children learn and enriching their lives, by providing quality education utilizing a curriculum that values art, music, and sports as much as math and English. I also serve as Secretary of the board of a wonderful organization Moving Mountains founded by Jamie Hector who is best known for his role as Marlo Stanfield on HBO's critically acclaimed series The Wire. This organization serves inner city youth introducing them to filming, editing, creative writing, photography and mentorship from working professionals in the arts, as well as, instilling essential life skills, success principles and positive character traits that will prepare them to be productive citizens in the world at large.
What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management? - Allow the Student a 'Cool-Down' Break
- Ask Open-Ended Questions
- Assign a Reflective ‘Processing’ Essay After Misbehavior
- Emphasize the Positive in Teacher Requests
- Give Praise That is Specific and Does Not Embarrass the Student
- Increase 'Reinforcement' Quality of the Classroom
- Keep Responses Calm
- Listen Actively
- Project Calmness When Approaching an Escalating Student
- Relax Before Responding
- Validate the Student’s Emotion by Acknowledging It
Certifications New York State approved independent school
What's your philosophy on what it means to be a great teacher? Have a genuine love of teaching, be passionate about what you do. In your opinion, what is the role of the live teacher in a world where it is becoming increasingly easy to get access to information through the internet and online courses? Be present and engaged with the children whom you have a responsibility to teach.