I loved teaching for 30 years in Hartford Connecticut, one of the poorest districts in the state. I have taught for K to 8 with a particular fondness for 5th and 6th. A variety of settings kept life interesting. I have done resource, self contained, inclusion, co- teaching, school intervention specialist and regular ed. Due to budgets and student needs, I have always had to design and implement teacher made materials in my classroom and found great satisfaction in seeing these materials help students learn. I also loved sharing with other teachers. Collaboration is essential, teaching can be a lonely profession. It is now exciting to be able to publish these materials on TPT for others to continue to use.
Differentiate Instruction to Teach Every Child Every level of student should have the opportunity to think, learn and, most importantly, participate in lessons with their peers. Modifications, accommodations and differentiated instruction are part of my products and philosophy. I use minimal clip art in most products. The focus is on the material, and thus broadens use to include older, below grade level students who may be included in your classroom or groups. I strive to produce products that you will use year after year in your classroom.
We are all working to do out best. We are all in different educational settings. We all have different resources. We all have different populations. We all have varying degrees of support for our classrooms. Doing our best with what we have, where we are, makes as all award winning educators.
BS from Southern Connecticut State University in Education (concentration in Special Education) MS University of Hartford (concentration in reading) Certified First Steps Teacher/Trainer Level 1 Lindamood-Bell instructor(LIPs Program for Phonemic Awareness) Certified instructor Feurstein Instrumental Enrichment Program Critical/Creative Thinking School Cadre Teacher/Trainer Success For All Trained Teacher State of Connecticut BEST program assessor for Elementary Education- teacher certifications. Current certifications include: State of Ct.in Special Education(pk-12)Reading Education(pk-8)and(State of South Carolina) in Special Education (K-12) and Elementary Education(K-6)
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, President's Day, Black History Month, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention