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Michelle Galloway, Spanish, TeamMastermind, Technology

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Michelle Galloway

Bienvenidos. Welcome to Mountain School’s Spanish Program. Learning to communicate in Spanish and attaining a

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passion for learning a foreign language and culture is our goal. Learning a foreign language is not only exciting, increases your cultural sensitivity and future job possibilities, it also develops classification skills, concept formation, analogical reasoning, visual-spatial skills, creativity, and other cognitive gains!

I am Señora Michelle Galloway and I am delighted to work with Mountain School’s faculty and families to create a culturally diverse Spanish curriculum and to facilitate TeamMastermind! I am a NAU graduate with a major in French, a minor in Spanish and complete course work in secondary teacher certification. My teaching experience includes Spanish (K-12), French (middle and high school), English as a Second Language for K-8 and adults, the Arboretum and the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Dominican Students with our pen pal letters.
Dominican pen pals with our letters.

I have studied, traveled and lived in Mexico and Spain. However, I feel it is important to broaden students’ knowledge of numerous Spanish-speaking countries, focusing on 3-4 countries a year. I welcome Hispanic families and those with experience living or traveling in Spanish-speaking countries to share in our Spanish classroom. Lessons primarily utilize the TPRS curriculum. TPRS, Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, is a method that incorporates interactive stories and gestures to establish meaning and enhance retention. Students will be equipped with skills to understand and even speak some Spanish right from the start. ¡Ándale!

TeamMastermind

Mastering the team in TeamMastermind!

Learning is about thinking outside – way outside – the box. That’s why Mindy Degraff developed TeamMastermind, an innovative curriculum that not only fosters critical thinking, teamwork, and self-evaluation skills but also empowers kids to use their heads, hearts, and hands – the three H’s – to learn. Since 1999, thousands of students have benefited from TeamMastermind.

At Mountain School, all students in grades 2-5 have one Mastermind session each week. Each highly experiential seminar introduces a theme that students explore through discussion, reading, and creative, hands-on problem solving, often in the form of engineering, in small groups.

Technology

Learning Greek in Tech class!

Mountain School is using Keyboarding without Tears to teach technology, integrated with other subjects!  As early as kindergarten, students are learning the keyboard strokes, digital communication, computer functions and safe on-line interactions.  Third through fifth graders have an additional time each week with Señora Michelle to advance their understanding in this digital age.

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311 W Cattle Drive Trail
Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Phone: 928-779-2392
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