Classroom Environment: Effective Strategies to Maximize Student Learning
Building a safe and structured classroom environment promotes student learning and creativity in teaching. This workshop looks to explore how to build authentic learning experiences that not only aim at purposeful learning in academics but to ensure that soft skills and socio-emotional needs are met. Building a strong classroom community and environment enhances learning for all students. We will explore strategies for student accountability in order for them to build ownership of their learning process.
Sessions are customized depending on group composition, location & needs of organizing school or organisation.
Diego Zaragoza Tejas is the Head of Lower School and Interim Director of Academic Affairs (K-12) at The American School Foundation in Mexico City. He grew up in California where he obtained his B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then obtained his M.Ed. in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a leadership certificate for international schools from the Principal’s Training Center. Diego has held teaching positions in the early years, elementary and high school. For the past 8 years he has worked as an education consultant for schools in the United States, Africa and Latin America and has also been an IB Educator holding the roles of teacher trainer, consultant, school evaluator and service developer. His areas of focus are in leadership, curriculum development and alignment, elementary education and leading through strategic vision. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.