Hi, I'm Runnie!

I speak English, French, and Haitian Creole. 

I speak English, French, and Haitian Creole. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
 I'm currently a tenth grader at Brooklyn Technical High School, who has had the experience of teaching younger students how to code using Scratch and Codeacademy. I am a member of the Young Hackers, a group of teenagers dedicated to diversifying the next generation of coders and computer scientists. So far, we've organized events like hackathons for NYC youth. I participate in Girls Who Code, where I encourage more girls to pursue  computer science in an attempt to close the gender gap. Working and forming a connection with children will allow me to further my pursuits in making STEM fields like computer science more diverse and inclusive.  

What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management?
I believe that children should learn more about the consequences of their actions, and I do not believe in rough, aggressive methods of punishment. I think that you should teach a child more about the problems with their actions through thorough explanation. Children should be taught more about decision making, and should be developing their ability to determine right from wrong.

What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management?
My favorite teacher is currently my AP World History teacher, because of the way that he encourages critical, independent thinking, and how his way of teaching the class happens to be very different from the norm. He encourages discussions in class, and provides a variety of lectures, videos, and images that supplements the material. I enjoy coming to class every day because I know that I am learning something new, and that he holds high expectations of his students. His class is challenging, but that is what makes it interesting.

Credentials
I obtained my certification in First Aid the summer of 2015.