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Danielle Plauché Hickerson

PHILOSOPHY ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

I'll never forget my favorite teacher, Ms. Aimee Berger, who said that, "Everything there is to know is in between the ears of other people." When she first said it, the words just flowed out eloquently impromptu with her usual savior faire. I'm not sure if when she made the comment she realized the profound lesson about teaching, learning, and life in her words. Everything there is to know, everything that is not discovery, is alive in the minds and experiences of those around us.  Some may argue that in the Age of Information we live in is impersonal, and others may argue that we are more connected; but we may at times take for granted that all of  the knowledge available to us at our fingertips is available because of the kindness of others. To this extent, whether I am the instructor or the student, with great respect, I am thankful for the lessons I can learn and share. Wherever we are in life, we are each learning and exploring the lessons life has to offer us. When we share our experiences with others, we become teachers and passers of the valuable lessons we have learned. While it is important to meet learning outcomes, it is equally important to establish environments where many friendships, jokes, and mistakes are made.  When we recognize that learning is not a linear, but a multi-faceted journey, these aspects are viewed as a natural and fun part of the learning process to be embraced. Open communication, honesty, and building lifelong friendships with colleagues, students, and teachers helps us grow the cumulative knowledge we all share in between our ears, and in turn we better our world every step of the way. 

TEACHING BACKGROUND

ENGINEERING

Engineering Ethics - Assisting Grader to the Professor - The University of Texas at Dallas Fall 2017 - Fall 2019

Circuits - tutoring in the Richland College STEM Lab - Spring 2015

Statics - tutoring  in the Richland College STEM Lab - Spring 2015

ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR OTHER LANGUAGE

 

Listening & Speaking

ESOL 0034 Level 4 Academic Listening & Speaking

ESOL 0033 Level 3 Academic Listening & Speaking

ESOL 0032 Level 2 Academic Listening & Speaking

ESOL 0031 Level 1 Academic Listening & Speaking

ESOL 0036 Skill Development in Listening & Speaking - Accent Reduction

 

Reading

ESOL 0043 Level 3 Reading

ESOL 0042 Level 2 Reading

ESOL 0041 Level 1 Reading

 

Grammar

ESOL 0054 Level 4 Grammar

ESOL 0053 Level 3 Grammar

ESOL 0052 Level 2 Grammar

ESOL 0051 Level 1 Grammar

 

Writing

ESOL 0064 Level 4 Writing

ESOL 0063 Level 3 Writing

ESOL 0062 Level 2 Writing

ESOL 0061 Level 1 Writing


OTHER

AVID Instructor - Richland College Collegiate High School

ESL Teacher - Catholic Charities

TAKS Tutor - Fort Worth Independent School District

Private Painting Lessons

 

LEARNING BACKGROUND

ENGINEERING

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas, Graduated December 2018

Associate's in Science with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering from Richland College of the DCCCD , December 2015

LINGUISTICS

Master of Arts in T.E.S.O.L from The University of Texas at Arlington, May 2007

ART

Bachelor's in Fine and Studio Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking from The University of Texas at Arlington, December 2004

 

 

 

"Everything there is to know is in between the ears of other people."

~ Aimee Berger