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I just purchased with download and printed and laminated maps for my class and now realized that Oregon and Washington are in the wrong location on the map :(. Can you please refund my money?

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My apologies for the oversight. I didn't notice it before I posted it. I can refund the item or I can send you an accurate map. Are you referring to this item? http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-States-Capital-Cities-Worksheets-for-upper-elementary-substitute-lesson-1141272
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For six years, I taught both Language Arts and Social Studies to 6th and 7th grade students at Milton Middle School in Milton, WV. Prior to my placement at Milton, I taught basic writing courses for Marshall University and Ashland Community and Technical College. I also host a web portal to technology-integrated educational resources. Visit www.mistermitchell.com for more than 250 links to great resources.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would describe my teaching style as "21st century facilitator." As a true facilitator, I believe students should be responsible for their own learning and be more independent. I strive to allow my students to reach these goals by designing dynamic lessons, heavy on technology, with real world applicability. When I design my lessons, I stress this real world aspect, because I believe students must understand the basic purpose of a lesson before they will consider the message behind it. "Why do we need to learn this?" and "How will this help us in the future?" are two questions I always try to address in the planning stages. Designing relevant lessons makes for powerful learning. Also, as a facilitator, I emphasize group projects with peer-to-peer tutoring and learning groups. Activities are a big part of my curriculum, and I try to vary the instruction often to allow creativity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was a "Teacher of the Year" Nominee for the 2008-2009 school year in my district. That same year, I was awarded "November's Teacher of the Month" in our local newspaper, The Herald Dispatch.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned both my B.A. and my M.A. from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. I graduated with high honors both times. My B.A. is in Secondary Education with emphasis on teaching English and Social Studies. My M.A. is in English with emphasis on composition and rhetoric.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love reading, writing, researching, and Cincinnati Reds baseball.