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Jonathan
Malmed

IB DP Coordinator & Teacher

Language & Literature

Educational Philosophy:

I aim to expose students to as wide a range of perspectives as possible. It is easy to get stuck in myopic, self-centered, capability-inhibiting habits of thought, and is a greater challenge to see beyond culturally influenced preconceptions. I wholeheartedly believe in the International Baccalaureate's guiding principal of international mindedness which is more than just the awareness of a few different foreign holidays and customs, but is an empathetic full emotional/intellectual communion with ideas and ways of life vastly different from our own. It leads to the inevitable broadening of our understanding of the world and our own individual place within it. To reach these goals, I stress personal inquiry, dialogue, collaboration, reading/writing/speaking/listening development, research skills, and habitual reflection. When students can connect global ideas to their personal experience they embody the aspiration of Eagle Rock's mission and become more insightful, internationally minded, active, compassionate citizens.

What I value most about ERHS:

ERHS is a unified, vibrant, diverse community with fantastic kids.

About Me:

I am currently the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator and have taught IBDP English Language and Literature, IBDP Theory of Knowledge, AP English Literature, AP English Language, Film Production, and Drama since 2003. I can be reached at jdm7354@lausd.net and reply to emails within 24 hours.

Education:

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Kenyon College B.A./English 1994
Cambridge University - The British and European Studies Group Certificate/English and Theatre 1994
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Diploma/Classical Acting 1999
California State University - Northridge Teaching Credential/English 2006

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