Señor Michael Monclova, M. Ed.
Forbes Middle SchoolSpanish I for High School Credit
Phone: 943-5150 + Extension 7751.
My Education & Teaching BackgroundBy 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 InformationSeñor 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!!!
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
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.
- 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 AMPeriod 2 SOAR From 9:38 to 10:09 AMPeriod 3 Spanish I From 10:12 to 11:02 AMPeriod 4A Spanish I From 11:05 to 11:55 AMPeriod 5A Spanish I From 11:58 to 12:48 PMLUNCH From 12:51 to 1:21 PMCONFERENCE From 1:24 to 2:14 PMPeriod 7 Spanish I From 2:17 to 3:07 PMPeriod 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.