I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I have also taught 7th Grade Pre-algebra, 7th Grade Life Science, and Honors Algebra and Honors Geometry. I am currently teaching "Math Rockstars" in 8th Grade Common Core Math.
I spend my time creating original and creative lessons and activities that are engaging and meaningful. I create graphic organizers and color-coded guided notes for the students to compile in their Interactive Math Notebooks. These notebooks become an integral part of their mathematical understanding. I try to teach my students to not only "do", but to "think". I encourage them to be "do-inkers". Most importantly all of my lessons are infused with all aspects of technology.
My Professional Development and training includes the following: Marzano, Thinking Maps, G.L.A.D. (Guided Language Acquisition Design), CPM, College Preparatory Mathematics and CCSS and Secondary Common Core Math.
I have a Multiple Subject Credential and taught elementary grades for 4 years. I taught 7th grade core math/science and found a passion for teaching mathematics. I now have a Single Subject Mathematics Credential. I am currently getting my Master's in Middle School Mathematics Education.
"Teachers open up young minds, showing them the wonders of the intellect and the miracle of being able to think for themselves. A teacher exercises the mental muscles of students, stretching and strengthening, so they can make challenging decisions, find their way in the world, and become independent. The best teachers care enough to gently push and prod students to do their best and fulfill their potential."
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, General Science, Physical Science, For All Subjects