Ed-U-Smart is the education store that I've dreamed of creating for years. Children's imaginations inspired the character Edison U. Ratio Smart, the character behind Ed-U-Smart. Both of these are my "public" face. A bit about my, "private" face and experience follows below. I have 25 years of teaching experience in elementary schools. I have taught 1st-4th grade, gifted education, technology classes and math/technology classes. I am passionate about stretching children's brains. I love helping them reach new heights of learning and understanding. I firmly believe that any concept or idea is within all children's grasp. You just have to find the way they'll understand it. I love that challenge of "finding the way."
My teaching style is flexible. I believe in finding what works best for the students and teaching to that style. Many times that is a combination of teacher directed lessons and student centered exploration. I truly love to see students explore and discover as they learn.
The greatest honor I've had as a teacher is being call the Questionator. My students would call me this because I was forever asking them questions to stretch their brain and imagination.
Masters in elementary education Gifted education endorsement Masters +15 with an emphasis in teaching with technology
After teaching various subjects for 25 years, I retired in June. I also got married for the 1st time in June. Then I moved. This year has been filled with many changes. One of the ones I've come to really enjoy is having more time to write, create and refine educational products and activities. But there are days I really miss the classroom and the students.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Other (Specialty), Geography (k-12), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting