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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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       Mr. H teaching from home 2020.
     
     

    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)
    Jr/Sr English (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 before school (except Wednesdays) during my lunch and planning period. 
      
    Personal:
    We have two children. Joshua is currently a 10th grader at WWS, HFA, loves history, enjoys playing NBA 2K, reading and playing Ultimate Frisbee. Jenna is in 8th grade at Edison, thinks school is ok, loves animals, swims competitively, runs 5k's, and races triathlons. My lovely wife and I have been married for 26 years. She travels a great deal to England and Latin America for her job. 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 reading, playing guitar, biking, swimming, or playing games with my children, but mostly I just drive my children from one place 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
    Google Certified Educator Level 1