I am a certified secondary teacher with six years teaching English and English Literature (middle and high school) at an international school in Wales (having moved from the one in Berlin). I teach the IB as well as the MYP, so my materials sometimes will specialize in these areas, but most are applicable to any English learning environment. Before I was a full-time classroom teacher, I spent two years as a teaching artist in NYC teaching literacy-through-drama, -poetry, and, well, -literature, to K-5, as well as playwriting at the high school level. Previous to that I was project manager for nationally-known youth arts program in NYC. Going back even farther, I spent four years producing award-winning educational multimedia for children (CD-ROMs), and serving as a professional copy editor and writer for a vast amount of educational materials (textbooks, educational film, multimedia products, and more) for clients from National Geographic and Encyclopaedia Britannica to ScottForesman and Kaplan Online Education. I added "film" to my profile due to my strong interest in media literacy and an increasing film presence in my classes -- plus around five years working in media (film and television production and editing). Are you starting to sense I'm an old guy? Oh - and I spent two summers as professional puppeteer in Chicago. So there's that.
Be the boat, not the paddle. OK., sometimes a little strategic wind is necessary.
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High School in Ann Arbor, MI and Charlottesville, VA. I have a BA from Indiana University in Radio, Television and Film Communications (Magna Cum Laude) and an MFA from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts in Playwriting for the Musical Theatre. I gained teacher certification in New Jersey.
I hate typos! Please let me know if you find any in my documents, or if you have requests or recommendations. Personal email is "adamusement" and then that symbol, you know the one, followed by lyricist.net. Make sure the subject line says TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS or "TPT colleague" something like that. I owe a great debt to many teachers who have posted their materials online over the years -- that's why I keep adding free resources to my TPT shop. I make a great effort to give credit for anything I quote, or use as inspiration. However, in my first years as a teacher struggling to survive, especially, I may have used material without a proper citation. I may also have elements in these documents that I am unaware I have borrowed. If you see I have done so in any document, please tell me and I will address it immediately by revising or removing the document, sharing the TpT love, or another worthy response. Thanks you!