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City and/or State, and Country
Wallingford, CT
Techno-Comfort Level (1=Techno-Phobe; 10=Techno-Geek)
6
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About Me Brief Biography
Ms. Sylvestre effectively served many successful roles in her employment career as top telecommunications sales producer, award winning sales manager, and coporate trainer. For ten years following, she managed a thriving technology consulting firm to Fortune 500 clients specializing in simplifying technical training for the average employee. Finally, when excessive travel took its toll on mothering, she became a popular high school English teacher for the past five years. Sylvestre has developed many innovative learning units utilizing cutting edge technology to help meet state benchmark objectives for both her content area and for wider school goals. She has mentored new teachers in instructional design, personally demonstrated measurable increases in her students’ achievement on state benchmark tests and established exceptional rapport with her students, with colleagues, with board members and with the local community.

Ms. Sylvestre has a B.A. from Providence College and is pursuing a Masters in instructional technology. She resides with her husband, David, and their three teenage children in Wallingford, CT.

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Crickets in the Classroom

My sophomores have just finished writing poetry. We even read a few poems out loud in class and then we all snapped at the end to show respect for words. But then, right as I finished reading one student poem out loud, I heard a cricket. That's right... cricket, cricket... the sound that accentuates the silence in some of the kid Disney shows dubbed in to show that the joke was not funny. The kids broke into hysterics as I looked toward the sound, but then, there it was again, from the other… Continue

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 12:30pm

An Apple for the Teacher

Teaching urban teenagers is no easy task these days given the millisecond attention spans that directly clash with old world board of education policies on technology. Student handbook says "no electronics" in the classroom. This technically means that, as the beloved teacher, I should role model putting it all away and confiscate any violating devices. It's a grim role and one that I don't serve very well since I learn as much from my students about fun gadgo toys as they learn from me about… Continue

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 3:00pm

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