Over a twenty-five year period have taught grades 4-12 inclusive. Five years teaching exclusively Business Education classes. Last twenty years teaching various Junior and High School subjects. Have also participated in school wide evaluations. Currently retired from teaching and enjoying re-developing and sharing my years of collected educational materials.
Teaching and learning is a quest of personal discovery, one for me based on traditional methods, hands-on experiences, and a technology-rich environment.
Thomas and Violet Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993. Canada Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003.
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Master of Education Degree, May 2006. Major: Curriculum Studies, Emphasis: Learning and Technology. Canadian University College, College Heights, Alberta: Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska (Extension) Bachelor of Education Degree, May 1985. Major: Business Administration, Minor: Religion
My hobbies include gardening, photography, reading, computers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, travel, and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Foreign Language, French, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Marketing, Canadian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Algebra 2, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, President's Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text