James Charnock, M.Ed, a teacher of 30 years at the elementary and junior high levels, is the author of many articles (some included herein) that have appeared in teacher magazines and professional journals. THE CREATIVE TEACHER: ACTIVITIES FOR LANGUAGE ARTS (GRADES 4 THROUGH 8 AND UP) is his second book--from which some of his TpT articles came. He has written one other book, MT. HOREB: THE LITTLE WHITE SCHOOLHOUSE ON LITTLE DEER CREEK, about the memories and 180-year history of one of Marylandâ€™s last one-room schoolhouses, which he attended as a primary student; it is also a treatise on the issue of smaller schools. In addition to creating educationally-oriented market products, he was for several years a feature writer for a national reading journal ("The Reading Teacher" of the International Reading Association) and has served on the editorial board of a national English journal ("Language Arts" of the National Council of Teachers of English). He has always preferred the action of the classroom, and as a certified reading-language arts specialist, has also served as a mentor teacher. Former students have honored him four times (less than one-half of one percent of teachers are so honored even twice) by placing him in Whoâ€™s Who Among Americaâ€™s Teachersâ€”â€œThe best teachers in America selected by the best students.â€ They chose him as â€œthe teacher who made a difference.â€ He has also been listed in Whoâ€™s Who in the East. Mr. Charnock lives in a suburb of Philadelphia where he continues as a freelance writer, often serving as a conference seminar speaker on the teaching of writing and middle school/junior high classroom art. He also volunteers his time to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and has taught an adult course in paper art.
In both math and English-Language Arts my style has always been what is now faddishly called "differentiation". This approach was recognized and blurbed about by a prominent endorser of my 2011 book, THE CREATIVE TEACHER: ACTIVITIES FOR LANGUAGE ARTS (GRADES 4 THROUGH 8 AND UP).
See "Experience," above.
Temple University: MEd, K-8 administrative certification; University of PA: Reading-Language Arts Specialist certification; Teacher of 30 years: Philadelphia
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