I am now heading into my third year of teaching but my 11th Year of working with schools. I teach a 99% American Indian class. They are 90% ELL and the problem that we face each day is low literacy and low math skills. I've written childrens and young adult books as well as poetry but have not found myself an agent yet to help publish them.
I really believe in the Piaget approach along with the 7 different learning styles. I try to incorporate 3 styles at a time into my lessons to enhance learning. I also focus on high engagement and have yet to follow my lesson plan to the 'T' because of this.
Two Americorps tours of duty, 'Driven to Teach' award, National Poet Society Recognition, etc.
Two Bachelors Degrees. One in Education and one in Technical Writing.
I live right in Monument Valley Utah teaching Navajo students on the Navajo Indian Reservation, am learning Navajo, can 'speak' sign on an intermediate level, have 6 children, and love my job!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Finance, Geology, Gifted and Talented, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Tools for Common Core