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 Nawal Qarooni has added the lesson plan "I am" Identity Oral History Project Feb 27, 2011

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Ms. Nawal Qarooni
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Namaste Charter School
Class Information:
Students per Class: About 26 in each class
Class Description:
My students are mostly low-income, inner-city kids who are the 1st generation here from Mexico. Many of them have special needs and face dire situations at home.
Middle School Humanities Teacher
My students need technology to launch their learning and understanding into the 21st century.
My Philosophy:
I believe teachers can make a difference through relentless dedication and hard work.
Personal Information:
College and Degrees:
University of Michigan- Bachelors in English SyracuseUniversity- Masters in Journalism The City University of New York- Masters in Teaching
Employment History:
New Horizons Middle School- Brooklyn, New York Namaste Charter School- Chicago, Illinois
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I'm passionate about reading, writing and history, and want students to be too; because I want to be a role model for kids who need me most.
Percent of Students are:
     Special Needs: 19 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 10 %
     Hispanic: 78 %
     African American: 10 %
     Asian: 2 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 85 %
ESL Enrollment:: 40 %
Average number of students in class:: 25 students
Number of students I teach:: 85 students