Hi, I'm Ms Sunny!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I have been teaching children for over a decade around the world, and am excited to bring my international experiences back home to Brooklyn. From teenagers in Thailand to preschoolers in Paris, I educate my students about language by exploring our natural surrounding environment, and use real world experiences to encourage curiosity and independent discovery. As a teacher back in my native New York, I have experience in Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia programs, and also utilize the Japanese Shichida Method for positive visualization, and to enhance intuition and self esteem. Whenever possible, we explore outside, since our planet is a life-long classroom!
What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management? My personal philosophy focuses on clear expectations with if/then consequences, limiting choices that need to be made, and most importantly, unconditional love and support. Redirection for younger children and discussing/visualizing past experiences with older children are also methods that I employ for behavioral management.
Who was your favorite teacher and why? My English teacher in high school allowed me total control on the material I read and supported my independent queries into the material. She taught me to think for myself, and prepared me for college and adulthood.
Certifications: Bachelor's of Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges/ TEFL certification/ CPR/ First Aid/ Baby Sign Language