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    Señor Michael Monclova, M. Ed.

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    Forbes Middle School

    Spanish I for High School Credit
    Phone: 943-5150 + Extension 7751.
    Email:  monclovam@georgetownisd.org

     


    My Education & Teaching Background

    By way of introduction, my undergraduate degrees are in Classical Literature, Philosophy, and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  I was a pastor and served within the scope of private education for many years.  (As many already know, benefits in private schools leave much to be desired.)
     
    Ten years ago, I decided it was time to pursue my passion for teaching on a full-time basis in the public school arena.  I pursued and obtained an M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.  For a short period of time, I served as a substitute teacher in Leander I.S.D. and supplemented my income as a barista at Starbucks (in fact, I'm still a barista)!  I soon began working at Forbes Middle School where I helped with Content Mastery, Inclusion, and SPED.  In October of 2012, I began working at Benold Middle School as a full-time classroom teacher.  Four years, ago I came back to Forbes Middle School to teach Spanish I.  From time to time, I also teach at Austin Community College.
     
    Over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed teaching students with many different needs (from gifted and talented to special needs) in many different settings.  I am certified in English Language Arts (4-12) and Spanish (K-12).
     
    Class/Course Information
    Señor Monclova teaches Spanish I (High School Credit Course).   Please check classroom portals regularly for lesson plans and any other information that will be posted.  Information is checked and changed periodically.
     
    Classroom Goals: 
    Goals for my classes include the following:
    • To help students reach the fullness of their academic potential.
    • To empower students to take responsibility and ownership for their work.
    • To help students be more confident in the learning process.
    • To enable students to begin reading, speaking, and writing in Spanish!!!

    REMIND:

    This year, I'm happy to use REMIND to send updates and important class information. 

    If you would like to receive notifications, please go to the following website to sign up:

    http://www.remind.com  Class Code:   SOON TO POST

     

    Google Classroom:

    Students are expected to join my Google Classroom so that they have access to many notes (and quite a few assignments).

    Students are invited via e-mail.

     

    Classroom Rules:

    • Be courteous and respectful to others.
    • Be alert, positive, and enthusiastic to learn.
    • Be seated and start working quietly before the bell rings.
    • Come to class prepared with all necessary materials.
    • Follow all school rules.

    Señor Monclova's Schedule*

    TUTORIALS               During SOAR or BEFORE school (by appointment)
    Period 1   Spanish I     From 8:45 to 9:35 AM
    Period 2   SOAR          From 9:38 to 10:09 AM
    Period 3   Spanish I     From 10:12 to 11:02 AM
    Period 4A Spanish I     From 11:05 to 11:55 AM
    Period 5A  Spanish I    From 11:58 to 12:48 PM
    LUNCH                       From 12:51 to 1:21 PM
    CONFERENCE          From 1:24 to 2:14 PM
    Period 7  Spanish I      From 2:17 to 3:07 PM
    Period 8  Spanish I      From 3:10 to 4:00 PM
     
    *Señor Monclova is glad to be available to students throughout the week.  Students need to schedule an appointment.