Mr. Silva's Classes
My name is Miguel Silva. I was born in Mexico City, Mexico. I attended the National Polytechnic Institute IPN at ESIME UPC, Culhuacan Professional Unit, Superior School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
I came to the United States in 1994, attended Lenoir Rhyne College to obtain my teaching license in 2005 through NC-Teach, and I have been teaching Spanish since 2005 and have been able to experience the wonders of teaching since then, from good days and bad days to sad situations and happy endings. Altogether I would like to think I have been a successful teacher, but what exactly is successful and if I meet that definition, who sets the standard to measure it? According to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary, the word “successful” means “gaining or having gained success.” Furthermore, I recall the phrase, "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." (Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi). I cannot say that my journey as a teacher is complete; there are more years to come and more work to do, I will never stop learning and teaching. I would like to think that my conscience as it grows every day, should be the judge for determining the standard by which to measure success.
As an educator, when reflecting upon myself and my work, I must look through a “window/mirror” of the future. In this way, looking through the window, I will see my former students on the other side utilizing the knowledge they acquired from me to the best of their capabilities. At the same time, I should be able to see the reflection of the values and character that I have tried to instill in the students.
This first semester (2020-2021) my schedule is:
1st period Spanish level 3
2nd period Spanish level 2
3rd period Planning
4th period Spanish level 2
If you have any questions you can reach me at the school number 465- 0920 ext. 1115 between 11:00 am and 12:00
Monday 2:55- 3:30
Thursday 2:55 - 3:30
If you would like to meet or talk to me we can arrange a meeting, please fill out this form
and I will get back to you as soon as I can
Please watch this introductory video
about my classes this semester