・M.A. (TESOL) University of Manchester, Digital Technologies: Communication and Education（英国）
・Certificate in Multimedia Technology, New York University's School of Continuing Education（米国）
・B.A. (Communications) Hunter College of the City University of New York（米国）
・Multimedia Director, SuperNova Productions, Inc. （⽶国）
・Group Editor: Internal Publications, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. （⽶国）
・Teacher and Student Perspectives on Written Feedback*, P. Clements, A. Krause, & P. Bennett (Eds.), Tokyo: JALT. 333–343. (2019.08)
*This paper was chosen for inclusion in the Selected Papers section of JALT2018, and it was reprinted in The Language Teacher, 44(4), 13.
・Teacher Belifs and Practices about Administering Corrective Feedback on Student Writing, Asia Pacific University Journal of Language Research (APLJ), (3), 72–93. (2017.12)
・Zip Along Grading Multiple Choice Tests（2019.04.03）
・Teacher and Student Beliefs about Written Feedback. Presented at JALT2018, Shizuoka, Japan (2018.11.26)
・Conversation Builder: MASH（2016.09.01）
- Two quotes that I like are “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein and “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell.
I also like to play the song “Space Oddity” by David Bowie for my students and have them discuss what they think it means. I use these quotes to emphasize the importance of not giving up — to look ahead — and of being accountable due to the cyclic nature of the younger generation becoming the architects of the future. The song plays its role by imparting that taking chances, though unnerving at times, can lead to new adventures.
One will never know unless one tries.
- If I had a day off and everything lined up so that I could relax, I would get some exercise either by going to a gym or riding my mountain bike, then getting some drinks at a nice coffee shop and doing some reading. I may also call my family or friends, and veg out a bit by watching a movie or two. I have not played any video games in a long, long, long time, so maybe I will do that, too.
- With money not being a concern, I would like to arrange a trip for my family, and I would meet up with them. We would spend some time together checking out the food and culture scene, but I would also take time for myself and rent a motorcycle to ride around to explore the area. If we were in a tropical place, I would also do some scuba diving, or even try some new adventures like skydiving.
- “Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve” is a common phrase that some people think about when reflecting on the past. There are certain dates that I would like to change if I could, but since I cannot, I just have to do better in the present and in the future. Perhaps F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American writer, said it best when he wrote, “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we missed.” While there are and will be some regrets in life, they are learning experiences that will help one grow.
- Travel is great way to learn about oneself, other people and cultures, and places. I have been to many cities around the world, but I would love to see more. The city of Paris and the country of New Zealand have been some of my most memorable visits. The architecture of Paris is second to none while the rolling hills of New Zealand are just picturesque. I believe students will truly enjoy visiting these two popular destinations.
- It is really hard to straight out recommend books because there are many great books and a surplus of popular titles available. As a child, I was (and still am) fascinated with mythology, so if some students are interested as well, they should read “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” by Homer. In school, I had to read many novels, and I enjoyed “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, and “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. A book that I find myself reading whenever I’m back in NYC and riding the subways is a historical fiction novel called “Ragtime” by E. L. Doctorow. If students want to become better writers, they will need to find and read stories or books written by excellent writers, not just popular writers, but writers who use the English language well, for example, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” George Orwell’s “1984,” and Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”