Location: Cuenca, Ecuador
What is your connection to the spelling community?
Cousin of a speller, former special education teacher, and current S2C practitioner
How would you describe your lessons and lesson-writing style?
Most of my lessons are science oriented, specifically areas of science that I think are important for all to understand, or that I think are really cool. My degree is in biotechnology, so anything that I learned in school or that triggers my nerd brain is fun to write about! I also enjoy writing about art, travel, and people. Since most of my lessons are academic, I like to start with some foundational knowledge about the subject area and build on that foundation.
What makes you see a topic and say, "I want to write a lesson about that?"
Anything that I find myself thinking and talking about frequently (yes, I talk about science at parties.)
What's your best advice to someone new to spelled communication?
Be patient, trust the process. Remember that learning S2C is like learning skills for a new sport: it's very physical, it comes with practice, rest time is required, and everyone's pace is different. Never give up!
Animals are the original nonspeaking beings. If you could communicate fluently with one species, which would it be and why?
I'm going to break the rules here and request communication with several species. I'd like to communicate with insects and spiders, so we can come to an understanding about which parts of my home are acceptable for them to hang out in.