LiteraTour Fitness is about taking a tour through Literature and getting fit "write" now.
My philosophy is simple. I treat the classroom like a gym where I am the coach and my students are the members. They get training and the opportunity to try out techniques, but it is their job to go home and continue to apply the principles.
In order to reach students and help them become better readers, analyzers of Literature, and writers, I incorporate three main approaches:
1) (engaging) relevant topics, discussions and readings,
2) repetition of basic strategies, and
3) self-awareness learning activities.
The goal is to educate the whole person in order for youth to blossom into, not just intelligent beings, but caring, empathetic, well-rounded, healthy citizens who do something of value with their intelligence.
A high school teacher of 16 years, Masani Denmon earned a Bachelor's in Italian Studies at University of Houston Main Campus and a Master's in the Art of Teaching, a pedagogical degree in curriculum and instruction, at UHD. She is a native Houstonian and a proud Montrosian who loves hiking, Salsa, soccer, and her 15 pound cat Mick. You can view the magic of her classroom on Twitter: @SunnyDenmon.