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Maureen Dowling, Spanish Teacher
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Name:

 Maureen Dowling

 

What do you teach?

 Spanish (Immersion, Level 2, DP Yrs 4/5)

Name you like to be called:

 Profe Dowling

Place of birth:

 Madison, WI

Who would you like me to tell when you do something especially well?

 My boss!  

What language do you speak at home?

 English

 

Are you new to this school? Where were you before?

 This is my 6th year at RHS

What time do you usually get up in the morning?

 5:30 a.m., too early!

 

How do you get to school?

 I drive, but should bike

How long does it take?

 5 minutes

What do you do after school?

Walk the dog, do kettlebells

When do you usually go to bed at night?

 10 p.m.

What are your other interests?

 Travel, cooking, reading, storytelling, live music, painting old furniture

What do you imagine yourself doing ten years from now?

Living on the Pacific coast of Chile?

Describe the way you learn things best:

 Watching & doing

Is there anything that could make your class especially hard or easy for you?

My class is easy when students participate!  It becomes hard, though, when students decide early on that learning & engaging is not worth their while.  They create a block to learning Spanish.

Can you think of a way students or teachers could help you with this?

 The best thing students can do to be SUCCESSFUL in my class is to come open-minded & ready to engage as a community.

Is there anything else about you that you would like us to know?

 I'm a Packer fan

Let's say you're sitting in a restaurant and a penguin in a fedora walks in. What would you do?

Start laughing