SEL Teacher

Katherine Engel

Amphitheater High School
Amphitheater Public Schools
Tucson, AZ
“Grammar in the Greenhouse: Amphitheater High School English language learners engage in Project-Based activities in the school greenhouse and garden. Newcomers from every corner of the world develop expertise in growing their own food and sharing it with the community. They build up confidence and emotional intelligence, connect with one another, gain relief from past traumatic experiences, and acquire collaboration skills in a new environment. English language development teachers serve as students’ advocates, as they teach students to communicate effectively in English within the context of real-world application of urban gardening, sustainability, and financial literacy.”