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    Christopher Hendrickson
    Voice mail: 630.784.7200 (8656)
     
    Room: G183
     
    Current Courses:
    Sophomore English
    Communications Studies
    Creative Writing
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           2014
     
     

    Background:

     
    Education:
    BA: Double Major: English and Speech Communications; Minor: Theater. 
       Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
    MA: Education: Instruction and Curriculum.
       North Central College, Naperville, IL
     
    Experience:
    I have been teaching English and Communications courses at South since 1993-94. 

    Previous Courses:
    Communications Studies (A and I-level)
    Interactive Communications
    Sophomore English (A and I-level)
    Junior English (I and R-level)
    Creative Writing
    Senior Rhetoric
    Applications in Writing
    Senior English (R-level)
    Popular Literature.
    I also work with a small group of at-risk freshmen each year.
     
    Help:
    I am available to meet with students for help most mornings (except Wednesdays) before school, during my lunch and planning periods. 
      
    Personal:
    We have two children. Both are currently at Edison. Joshua is in 8th grade, HFA, loves history, enjoys reading and playing rugby. Jenna is in 6th grade, thinks school is fine, loves animals, swims competitively, runs 5k's and races triathlons. My lovely wife and I have been married for 25 years. We also have two yellow labs, Teddy (the saint) and Gus (the devil with fur).
     
    When I am not at school, I try to spend my time playing games with my children, reading, playing guitar, swimming, biking and running, but mostly I just drive my children from one sport or activity to another.


    Additional Graduate Course Work:
    Helping Struggling Readers with Content Area Learning
    Effective Teaching Strategies
    Literature Instruction: Writing across the Curriculum
    Literature Instruction: Reading across the Curriculum
    Developing Characteristics of Young Adolescents/Implications for Teaching and Learning
    Emotional Literacy Skills
    At-Risk Student Classroom Strategies
    Creating a Safe Learning Environment
    Classroom Management: Practical Solutions
    Using Technology in the Classroom 1
    Using Technology in the Classroom 2
    Young Adult Literature
    Literature Genre Studies
    Differentiated Classrooms
    Incorporating Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
    Using the Arts to teach Reading Comprehension
    Continuing Spanish for Educators 2
    Continuing Spanish for Educators 3
    Trends in Education: Engaging the Brain to Read and Learn
    Teaching at the Middle Level
    Socratic Seminar Leadership Skills