My classes are language/culture classes and thus the content is relational in nature- the success of each individual student will be connected to the success of the class in creating a desirable learning environment. All students are expected to participate in all manner of activities that are involved in language and culture including: speaking, listening, writing, reading, and numerous kinesthetic activities such as dance and sports.
Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Howard Payne University, M.Ed.- University of Texas El Paso
Mr. McFarland's Philosophy:
I believe in teaching from virtue, an intrinsic ability that only comes from being directly involved in one’s field. I have taught Spanish since 2004 and have been involved in the Spanish language and culture for over 16 years. I currently hold a M.Ed. with an emphasis in bilingual education and work steadily in Chiapas, Mexico instructing Spanish literacy to the indigenous populations. I have worked in my field as an interpreter/translator for a manufacturing company and in international sales for the same. I regularly engage the Spanish language in the areas of agriculture, religion, travel, and entertainment through my various involvements within the community and abroad. From this platform, I will strive to deliver practical, applicable material to your student that will translate into success beyond the classroom.
Conference Time: 11:25 - 12:20 (3rd period daily)