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Fall 2017

Section 0384 of CSKLS372
Pre-Algebra -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017
For the above section calculators will not be used in the first half of the semester.

Summer 2017

Section 8217 of CSKLS372
Pre-Algebra -- : Jun 19 - Jul 13 2017

2001 California State University, Sonoma
Masters in Education

1985 California State University, Sonoma
Graduate work in Counseling/PPS

1978-80 California State University, Fresno
Graduate work in Counseling/PPS

1973 California State University, Chico
Standard Secondary Credential, English

1972 California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Arts, English and
Recreation Administration

I've been a teacher forever, or at least since 1973, which is when I launched my career as an English instructor in the California secondary school system. I left this setting after five years of many wonderful classroom memories, got married and was hired for a full-time position in the English Department at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1981. I launched my SRJC career as Writing Center assistant and instructor of basic writing classes in the department's newly established Writing Center. In 1987 I accepted an invitation to assist with the establishment of the College Skills department. I have enjoyed teaching math and writing classes to basic skills students over the past few years. In addition to these core subjects,I have also had the opportunity to teach three online courses: College Skills 334, How to Take an Online Class; and College Skills 312.1, Sentence and Paragraph Development; and CSKLS 368 A/B, Math Review.

During and after my course work on a Master of Arts degree in Education, with an emphasis in the curriculum and teaching of math, reading and writing, one of my hunches about learning was nurtured and then shaped into a published work: An Investigation of Emotional Intelligence and Academic Success for Underprepared Community College Students in a Math, Reading and Writing Program Based on Constructivist Principles. Basically, this thesis attempts to inform educators about the educational implications of emotional intelligence while suggesting and examining the use of a constructive classroom to promote the integration of cognition and emotions. A person's emotional intelligence plays a significant role in learning.

In my free time I enjoy family activities like hiking in the mountains, traveling to other countries, and kayaking. Sounds rather boring - right? Not to worry ~ I add a heavy dose of rock 'n roll and blues.

Presentations and Publications: 

Presented and Published: 2001- An Investigation of Emotional Intelligence and Academic Success for Underprepared Community College Students in a Reading and Writing Program Based on Constructivist Principles.

Besides my office hours, I can also be reached via email at pmyers@santarosa.edu. I check my email regularly. I prefer to hear from students by email rather than phone messages.