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Hi I am Amina Mahmood. I have been working as an ESL teacher at Central Dauphin for over 3 years now and each year has been a rewarding experience. Our teaching philosophy is to invest in each student so they can achieve all their acedemic goals. ESL cirriculum is developed by our department after reviewing experiences in the classroom and reviewing student's performance during the school year. We begin with the foundational units and gradually work our way through the complex content which are a part of the scope and sequence of ESL cirriculum.
This year I am especially excited to work with 7th and 8th grade students. Some of these students are new to me and then there are other who are familiar. My goal as a teacher is to engage with all my students in a way which makes them feel welcome and comfortable. This way over time they can see school and learning English as a likeable process which opens many doors for them. With a value placed in learning, ELL experiece becomes self-motivated. I wish all my students a successful academic year!