Charlotte Harary’s passion for working with children began from an early age. She is excited when she gets to guide students into reaching a level of self-efficacy in order to enhance learning and confidence. Charlotte believes in connecting to each child with whom she works and the importance of trust in the teacher-student relationship. Doing so creates a safe space for the child to ask questions and learn with comfort. She works to foster a greater understanding of the student’s unique capabilities and needs. She believes in building on students’ strengths in order to help them overcome their challenges. Encouraging the growth mindset is cultivated through the language she uses, instilling the belief in every child that they have the potential to succeed.
After much experience working with children, she strongly believes in differentiating instruction according to an individual’s learning needs and supporting their learning style. Adapting to a curriculum and creating strategies to better process information is one of her strengths. She incorporates unique ways for students to learn by tapping into the visual and kinesthetic components of a lesson and having the children learn in an experiential and hands on way.
Charlotte Harary is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at Bank Street Graduate School for Education, pursing a degree in Childhood Special Education. She recently graduated CUNY Brooklyn College, holding a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, General and Special Education.
For the past 10 years, Charlotte has been working with children of all ages. She has worked as a camp counselor and a second grade-grade leader for a few summers, overseeing daily operations and activities for over 100 campers and 24 counselors. She worked in Flatbush Yeshiva for 3 years teaching Jewish prayer for 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. She worked as an assistant teacher in a classroom of three year olds for two years at Bean Sprouts Preschool in Park Slope. Her most recent work was at a public school, in a second grade Integrated Co-teaching classroom, where she was given the opportunity to take part in planning, conducting lessons, and teaching a diverse group of children. She learned a lot about the importance of differentiation and modifying lessons to address all student’s needs. Currently, Charlotte teaches an after-school program for girls 3-5th grade once a week in Brooklyn. She teaches themes related to the growth of one’s character through hands on activities, providing them with meaningful lessons. Helping students learn how to set goals for one’s self, plan, prioritize, organize and multitask, are some executive function skills Charlotte brings to the table in conjunction with her adaptation to lessons.
After recently obtaining her license to teach Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (Birth- Grade 2), she spends most of her time in Manhattan, working with children in a variety of school settings to gain exposure of what best fits her philosophy and approach in education as well as private tutoring. When she isn’t engaged in the education world, Charlotte enjoys spending her time with family, friends and being active. Exercising, playing tennis, and being outdoors, are some of her favorites.
Charlotte is a lifelong learner who continues to educate herself on developing, preparing and instructing individualized curriculums for students experiencing learning disabilities.