Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: MA Liberal Studies (Breaking Down Japanese Stereotypes)...NC State BA Mass Communication...NC State Italian Minor...NC State Certifications: K-6 Elementary K-12 ESL
Hi:) I am Mr. Winstead. Nice to meet you:) In my classes we will ALL be treated equally.
Hola:) Mi nombre es Maestro Winstead. Mucho gusto:) En mi clase todos vamos a ser tratados por igual.
I have three simple rules: 1) safety first, 2) use your manners, 3) do your best work.
Tengo tres reglas simples: 1) seguridad en primer lugar, 2) utilizar sus modales, 3) hacer su mejor trabajo.
My ESL Teaching Journey
I taught kindergarten at Guan Hua Kindergarten from Monday through Friday. On Saturdays I taught at Guan Hua Primary School. My three memories are: the friendly fluent bilingual teachers, telling a made-up story on the shape of the country, and being on TV doing "The Hokey Pokey."
I taught at three different English Conversation Schools. I taught, in a single day, pre-K aged through retired businessmen. My favorite hobby is playing Japanese drums. My Master of Arts degree is "Breaking Down Japanese Stereotypes."
The United States
Being that the USA is very diverse in the many different languages of our students, I have been able to learn more and more about the beautiful world. I have taught ESL to K-12 and community college-aged students.