25 years teaching at all levels, from kindergarten through college. For the past thirteen years, I've been teaching K-8 technology.I'm also an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and weekly contributor to TeachHUB. I like to keep busy!
Student-centered, student-directed, inquiry-driven lessons that encourage risk-taking and responsibility. I use the Socratic method to encourage independent thought and the transfer of learning to authentic situations
Many for my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher; published short story, 1st place in creative writing competitions.
BA in Russian, BA in economics, MBA, CA teaching credential
Author of Building a Midshipman, the story of my daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and webmaster for six blogs on technology and writing
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Martin Luther King Day, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Vocational Education, Engineering