Meet Thuy Pham, French / Substitute Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Thuy Pham

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • French/ Substitute Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a Substitute Teacher. I have a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Sciences in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. I like to teach elementary school in the areas of French, Biology, English, Music, and Mathematics which is based on linear expression principles. Education is an important aspect of my life because I believe that teaching individuals what I have learned and know is important in making a contribution to society.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal school and classroom is probably Southeast High School because the architecture is beautiful, the classrooms are functional, and the layout and ambiance is just great for me. I think a good school environment should emphasize minimalism, and be functional in an organized and technologically savvy way. A classroom should be colorful for elementary school students, should have appropriate equipment and tools for learning that is sufficient for students, there should be no clutter of materials in a place, so that students can move around, and function.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I would lead a session on Mathematics Principles of Expression Diversity. After my Ph.D. training, I had to go through a rigorous training on observation, which encompassed over 7 years of driving across the United States, living out in my car, making observations of the environment, climate, and my surroundings, and traveling to Africa, Brazil, Europe, and Russia. During these times, I developed Mathematical equations to the different observation that I have made. It would be interesting to lead a discussion on these findings.

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