Mr. Michael Monclova - Spanish I



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Mr. Michael Monclova - Spanish I

Phone: (512)943-5090 X6963  E-mail:


    Señor Michael Monclova, M. Ed.

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    Benold Middle School

    Spanish I for High School Credit
    Phone: 943-5090 + Extension 6963.


    My Education & Teaching Background

    By way of introduction, my Bachelor of Art 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.)
    Eight years ago, I decided it was time to pursue my passion for teaching on a full-time basis in the public schools 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!  I soon began working at Forbes Middle School where I helped with Content Mastery, Inclusion, and SPED.  In October of 2012, I began working here at Benold Middle School as a full-time classroom teacher.
    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 each 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!!!

    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*

    Period 1   Spanish I     From 8:40 to 9:30 AM
    Announcements             From 9:33 to 9:41 AM
    Period 2   Spanish I     From 9:41 to 10:31 AM
    Period 3A Conference     From 10:34 to 11:24 AM
    LUNCH                          From 11:27 to 11:57 AM
    Period 4B Spanish I     From 12:00 to 12:50 PM
    Period 5   Spanish I     From 12:53 to 1:43 PM
    Period 6   Spanish I     From 1:46 to 2:36 PM
    Period 7   Advisory          From 2:39 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.