Twenty-seven years in public education, currently a Talented and Gifted Specialist. Contract work with McGraw Hill and Harcourt Publishing.
Every child is unique and differentiation in a classroom is more neccesary as standards become much more rigorous and test preparation unfortunately is a major part of a child's education. The focus on standardized test preparation has ultimately left a large population of our students disinterested in learning and struggling for motivation. I have been writing my own differentiated materials and projects for years and finding quality classroom material should not be as difficult as it has been. I am the type of teacher that goes home at night and brainstorms ways to make the next day's lessons more interesting and fun for the students. I will sit up until early into the morning creating fun projects that I know my students will enjoy. I hope you enjoy my products, they are written from the heart and tried and tested through the years. With over fourteen years of gifted education experience within my twenty seven years of classroom teaching, I am quite impressed with the ownership students take in lessons that challenge them and keep them actively engaged.
Teacherpayteacher's Weekly Top 100 Sellers For Grades 3-5, "7-11 Read To Achieve Award", Dallas ISD Campus Teacher of the Year, Jr. League of Dallas Teaching Award, Dallas ISD Innovative Teaching Award
BA Elementary Education, MA Curriculum Develepment
Passionate about many things: family, my students, decorating, traveling, spending time with family and of course writing lessons.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation