Professor Juan Flores, B.A.,MS.Ed.


Professor Juan Flores, B.A.,MS.Ed.

Office Information

Campus
Location
Title
Email
Phone
Fax
Tarpon Springs Campus
LY 242
Professor
Flores.Juan@spcollege.edu
(727)712-5703
(727) 444-6290


Biography


 Author/researcher of a Longetudinal Study over developmental writers and teaching styles; several academic articles in books and peer-reviewed journals; presenter at both National and International Conferences; twice nominee of Piper Award for teaching.
 
Associate Professor of English at St.Petersburg College
My current scholarship (my teaching reflects this) is concentrated on Constructivism, or what is the interplay between public versus private spheres of understanding and the "wonder-ful" part that critical writing plays in the crossing of curriculum and disciplines that are a part of this teaching method.  Most of our writing projects are initiated from student critical discussion based on stories and ideas we cover in class.  Learning should be exciting, thought-provoking -- even daring, and certainly not a roll-out of repeated lessons gone stale for its lack of "change."

As an author/researcher of a Longitudinal Study over developmental writers and teaching styles, I’ve long known that improvement in critical reading and writing is the initial step in personal or professional change.  It is has been shown, for example, that the average high school student manages a vocabulary of about 2,000 words.  That’s not much, but given a period of time in college and university study with perhaps an earned PhD, that vocabulary will increase to about 8,000, or even as high as 12,000.  Imagine the worlds of difference between one person with a vocabulary of 2,000 (or even less) to that of one with 8,000.  Imagine how different their comprehension of the world is.  Understanding words, their meanings and how they are used in stories is the mark of an educated man or woman.

Change – a verb, a notion – otherwise called an action word; it denotes exertion or an act on our part.  It is also a characteristic of what students are seeking in taking a college course.

Education changes people; it especially changes them when their understanding of language and literature is improved upon.  However, there is an important consideration: Change -- real change -- is enhanced by those who are willing to accept and work with what is their un-identical nature. What that means is that students and teachers must be willing to work with ideas and things different from what they have known or experienced before.  Follow that principle, and “change” is certainly evident on the horizon.

Background Studies
BA  and MSEduc -- Texas A&M Universiy, Corpus Christi, TX
-- Added graduate studies in Literature and Cinema
Grad Certified in Open and Distance Learning -- University of Southern Queensland, Australia
ABD work at TAMUCC & Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Hobbies and Interests
I have an insatiable interest in landscaping and gardening.  I do casting of gold and silver jewelry (lost wax method).  I enjoy the experimental brewing of beer and ale, and I love attending plays and movies when I get a chance.  I enjoy being with my son.



Office Schedule


Appointments made and kept are appeciated.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tarpon Springs, Ly242
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tarpon Springs, Ly242
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tarpon Springs, LY242
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tarpon Springs, LY242
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tarpon Springs, LY 242
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Classroom Schedule


Classes shown below are for the current term: Fall Term 2014 (0490)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
ENG 2100   #2003
TS BB212
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1121H   #2404
TS BB203
9:30 am - 10:45 am
ENC 1102   #1150
TS NU460
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1101   #0307
TS NU460
9:30 am - 10:45 am
ENG 2100   #2003
TS BB212
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1121H   #2404
TS LY258
9:30 am - 10:45 am
ENC 1102   #1150
TS NU460
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ENC 1101   #0307
TS NU460
9:30 am - 10:45 am
LIT 2110   #1745
TS NU460
9:30 am - 12:10 pm
SLS 1126   #2470
TS PS119
12:49 am - 12:49 am


Subjects Taught


English Composition, English: General, Film, Interdisciplinary Studies, Literature, Student Life Skills-Learning


Course Schedule


= Juan Flores has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Spring Term 2015 (0495)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
ENC 1102   Composition II0309TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II0320TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II1708TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
FIL 2030   Film History2014TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
IDS 1610   Interdis. Lit. and Psychology2634TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II4165TSOnline1/12/155/08/15
ENC 1102   Composition II4437TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
ENC 1101   Composition I0307TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1102   Composition II1150TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
LIT 2110   World Lit I Ancient-Renaissanc1745TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENG 2100   Intro to Motion Pictures2003TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1121H   Honors Composition I2404TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
SLS 1126   Faculty-Peer Mentoring Experie2470TSIndependent Study8/18/1412/12/14
ENC 1101   Composition I3304TSOnline8/18/1412/12/14
Summer Term 2014 (0485)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
ENC 1101   Composition I0325TSFace-to-Face5/19/147/11/14
ENC 1101   Composition I0326TSFace-to-Face5/19/147/11/14
ENG 2103   World Cinema0908TSFace-to-Face5/19/147/11/14
ENC 1101   Composition I0909TSOnline5/19/147/11/14
LIT 2120   World Lit II Renaissanc-Presnt2238TSIndependent Study5/19/147/11/14