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United States - Louisiana - Mandeville
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This is my most popular lesson plan template. I like that this one has the basic framework of each period listed on the left and then blank space...
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Over 2,600 copies of my lesson plan templates have been downloaded! Check out my latest lesson plan template that provides space for literacy and...
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During the holiday season my students and I research Christmas and holiday traditions from around the world. This is a great way to explore vario...
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Looking for some help to organize your lesson plans? Look no further than our Easy-to-Use Weekly Elementary Lesson Plan Template! Use this templ...
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The 100th day of school has arrived! It's time to celebrate those first 100 days of learning with an assortment of six activities/games that your...
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Debbie Diller's "work station" concept is one of the best ways to balance small groups and independent learning in the elementary classroom. Base...
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Using money in math problems can be confusing for younger students, so we practice with coins a lot in our math centers. One of our favorite lear...
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'Tis the season for progress monitoring and tracking your students' performance on the DIBELS NEXT assessments. These easy-to-use Excel spreadshe...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 20 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years and have taught 2nd grade for the remaining years. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also worked as the web manager and technology point person for our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, rather than JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award, 2009; Innovative Educator Award, 2009 Tech4Learning; Numerous website awards; 15 Donors Choose grants awarded since 2006; Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005; Think Ink Essay Contest Winner, 2004; PTA Honorary Life Service award, 2003; 3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest, 1996

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. - Elementary Education, Louisiana State University; M.Ed. - Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University; Ed.S. - Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwester State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married 20 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. Three awesome kiddos! Please check out my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Geaux.Teach.Online.Store.