My experience as a camp administrator and school teachers have both influenced my content development work. Students have to have a good time while they are learning or it'll be difficult to learn. I have worked with pre-schoolers, elementary school students, middle school students, high school students and post college graduates.
I work hard to develop lessons that actively enage my students in thinking about important ideas. Many of my lessons incorporate drama, art, and/or debate. All of my lessons include group work. Even though I primarily teach high school students, I believe that the best teachers are kindergarten teachers. If kindergarten teachers don't engage their students they quickly become bored.
I received a great honor the day that a twenty year, who had been a student of mine in 6th grade, came up to me and repeated a story that I had told him. I take great pride that my students remember me years later.
Completed adanced doctoral work in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Michigan State University M.A. Jewish Education, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America Secondary Teaching Certificate, History and Government (State of Texas) B.A. Political Science, Columbia University B.A. Talmud and Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
I post teaching ideas on my own blog http://www.lessontech.blogspot.com every day. I'd be happy to develop material specifically for you or your school.