Bonjour! Je m'appelle Madame Henderson. This is my 24th year of teaching and each day I find more exciting new things to learn and teach. I love teaching.
I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a double major in French and English. I have taught English, Reading, and French and enjoyed them all, but French is my passion. I have a Masters of Liberal Arts from HBU and I use the knowledge I gained there to connect French with art, music, history, science, technology, and other areas to create an engaging learning environment for my students.
I love travelling to Francophone countries and have been able to visit Québec, France, and Belgium. I am also a contributing educator to the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation and have presented with Connie Fredericks-Malone in both Baton Rouge, LA and Liège, Belgium for the American Association of Teachers of French conference. A copy of the Liège conference presentation is available for download at the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation website.
I love the French language and Francophone culture. Je suis francophile!
MME HENDERSON’S CLASSROOM PLAN
EHS will be a community of actively involved, motivated learners.
EHS, a supportive learning environment, provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive, responsible and successful members of society
MME HENDERSON’S MISSION STATEMENT
My mission is to transform students into francophone Francophiles who are self-motivated lifelong learners and world citizens.
I will ensure a climate of respect.
I will honor diversity.
I will foster responsibility and learner autonomy.
I will create and maintain an engaging learning environment.
I will help each student find his/her personal best
Respect... Autonomy... Responsibility... Active Learning... Motivation ...Personal Best...
Teaching every child… learning very day!
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
- Louis Pasteur
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
~ Erich Fromm
"Apprendre une autre langue, c'est comme le commencement d'une autre vie."
"To learn another language is like the beginning of another life
- Michel Bouthot