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Ruth S.
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United States - Connecticut - Northford
Ruth S.
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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn".
 
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Do you want to keep your students focused as they watch movies in class? I created these movie review sheets for just that reason. There are stu...
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Never have enough time to create templates or find forms that fit your needs? This 31 page packet provides many templates and forms that will ma...
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This little informal report card is a big hit with parents. It's for those students who need gentle encouragement to be prepared for class, to be...
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Ready to print worksheets and syllables chart to help your students understand syllables and how to decode words. Included are: Syllables rules...
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Are you tired of constantly reminding students to be responsible and to demonstrate good behavior? This method will help your students become mor...
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This packet contains 12 pages of generic worksheets that can be used with any novel or piece of literature. Great for high school literature teac...
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Behavior Forms for Teachers Looking for an easy way to keep track of students who don't follow school rules? These forms are best used in upper ...
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Back to School Night Handouts and Tips Back to School Night is often stressful! Even seasoned teachers are anxious when they have to meet new p...
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Back to school is a time that you want to get to know your students and also assess how well they write. The pages of this questionnaire enable y...
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This chart is an easy way to record your students' progress in terms of comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation. There's plenty of ro...
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BACK TO SCHOOL NOVEL ACTIVITIES Are you looking for a generic packet of worksheets that you can use with your students the first week of school a...
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Binder Covers and Spine Labels in Delicious Sherbet Colors Dress up your files with my binder covers and labels created in delicious sherbet col...
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Display the writing checklist around your room. Print it, paste it on heavier paper and laminate for future use. The writing bookmarks can be cu...
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Art has always been a huge part of my life. My art work has included: oils, pastels,batik, acrylics, pen and ink, clay and more. I have always i...
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Inspire your students to think about education and learning by displaying these 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch posters at the beginning of the year. I di...
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Keep these homework passes handy so that your students can be rewarded instantly! Give them to students who need a little extra "pat on the back"...
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Kids love to choose what they want to do on their birthdays! Print these out and keep them handy with a birthday calendar nearby. It's your spec...
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A great communication tool between school and home! Use for students who have difficulty organizing their materials, homework, class work and for...
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Great graphic organizers to help your students organize their ideas! Take a stroll over to my blog, Teacher Park, where you'll find more teachin...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut. I also served on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board as the Connecticut State Rep and appeared on "Good Morning, America" in 1993, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. I worked closely with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments. I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher for ten years. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. One of the posters was signed by all students in our school, teachers, parents and the Board of Ed. It returned from space, and was hung in the school's Media Center.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning must be a personal and exciting experience for students. I have fun teaching and believe that humor is an essential part of the classroom. A teacher must be able to laugh at herself and with her students. I'm a firm believer in Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I integrate art, music and hands on activities into all of my lessons. It's essential that students learn how to make connections, predict outcomes and use their analytical skills and strategies in order to comprehend text. My students work cooperatively in small groups to share ideas and to brainstorm for answers. They constantly use self assessment tools to track their comprehension, skills and strategies.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Educational background - B.S., Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, two Masters Degrees

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For four years, I was a guest presenter at the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) convention in Providence, Rhode Island, where I taught educators from New England, Canada and other countries about my innovative projects for grades K-12. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles for local newspapers. I also edited a 250 page manuscript that will be published in France this fall. Recently, I wrote articles and created activities about various space topics for NASA's "Student Signatures in Space" program. They were written on the elementary, middle and high school levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles were published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. I'm currently finishing two historical fiction novels for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans that I've developed over the years with other educators.