Welcome to Shane Nelson's Digital Profile.
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A little bit about me:
This is my first year at Animas High School. As a new teacher, in a new school, I am asking for patience, understanding and guidance. With so much to learn at the beginning, please allow me the opportunity to grow strong, as we go along.
Outside of the classroom I am a Licensed School Psychologist and the founder of a Wilderness Therapy Company called All Forward.
I have worked in education since 1999, primarily designing and implementing "Character Development" programs as well as outdoor education adventures. I have worked with diverse populations which include students from the Compton and South Central areas of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills School District, the private school sector, Denver Public Schools and more.
I consider travel and adventure essential to the crafting of character. My time as a filmmaker, and producer for The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and ABC, allowed me to explore countries, cultures and conditions around the world. It is my goal to bring the lessons I was given, to the students I have the privilege of teaching.
My philosophy is that by utilizing interactive models, discussion, debate, experiential learning and student centered teaching techniques, my students will learn how to access the learner inside themselves.
It is my fundamental belief that the true purpose of education is to introduce each student to their potential, guide them to it, then aid them when they are ready to unleash it upon the world.