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This 4 ½ - 6 week novel study will guide students through an imaginative exploration and critical analysis of Madeleine L’Engle’s Newberry Award ...
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This student-driven game includes 50 pages of racing material that will take your students on a fun-filled, virtual tour of 6 continents! The Am...
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This lesson plan template provides a thorough structure in which to detail your daily instruction and assessment. It includes a place for element...
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This 6 - 8 week novel study will guide students through an imaginative exploration and critical analysis of Norton Juster’s classic, fun-filled t...
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This graphic depiction of the relationship and roles of the 6 traits of writing is an easy way to introduce this concept to young students. It pr...
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These critical thinking questions on Westward Expansion in the U.S. allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is base...
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Planet Earth: Watch & Write correlates to BBC’s Planet Earth series (a DVD collection that can be found in many school or local libraries or ...
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These critical thinking questions on World War II allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is based on Bloom’s Taxon...
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These critical thinking questions on the Industrial Revolution allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is based on ...
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Planet Earth: Watch & Write correlates to BBC’s Planet Earth series (a DVD collection that can be found in many school or local libraries or ...
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This rubric is one of my favorite grading tools! It saves so much time without forfeiting any depth in the feedback given to students. It is best...
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This review game can be used in any content area class grades 5-8! It is especially well-suited to Social Studies classes, particularly those tha...
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These critical thinking questions on the Civil War and Reconstruction allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is ba...
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These critical thinking questions on the Cold War allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is based on Bloom’s Taxon...
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This lesson has been carefully planned to engage students’ imaginations, allow them to practice meaningful measuring, and provide substantive ass...
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These critical thinking questions on the 50s and 60s allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is based on Bloom’s Ta...
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These critical thinking questions on World War I allow students to dig deeply into our nation’s history. Each question is based on Bloom’s Taxono...
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This is a wonderful graphic organizer for young writers. It encourages reflection, goal-setting, and personal responsibility in students as they ...
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Planet Earth: Watch & Write correlates to BBC’s Planet Earth series (a DVD collection that can be found in many school or local libraries or ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 2 years in 5th grade as a Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom teacher. After two years, I realized that my favorite part of my teaching day was the planning part. I loved writing lesson plans, studying curriculum, attending curriculum meetings with other teachers...I know, not the passion of most teachers. My passion is helping other teachers teach excellently! I continue to stay in touch with the "world of education" through my husband (who is a 2nd grade teacher) and by keeping up with my own professional development: I read journal articles and books, attend lectures, watch documentaries, research issues, and have lots of conversations with teachers and parents about education. My GOAL is to work HARD for teachers who work HARDER. I want to support teachers in the profoundly important work of educating youth.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe the role of a teacher is to create a learning environment that is intentionally designed to invite students to think deeply, cultivate their imagination, and develop personal responsibility for their education.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Honors in Education: Investigated the correlation between students’ gaming habits and their higher order thinking skills (published by Houghton College); Suma Cum Laude; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Childhood Education from Houghton College. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Education. I did my Honors Project on the effect of digital gaming on higher order thinking (specifically reading comprehension). I plan to begin a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction (from Regent University) in the Fall of 2015.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a wife, mother, and educator! In that order. I am super passionate about education...so imagine what I'm like about motherhood and wife...hood. (Not sure that's a word.) If "mother" was third on my list of priorities, I would probably be a curriculum coordinator right now. But its not. So I am currently a stay-at-home-mom. My husband and I have 1 son and I couldn't imagine spending my day-to-day with anyone but him. My husband, as I mentioned earlier, is a 2nd grade teacher. (I know, you're thinking "wow, there aren't that many male teachers in primary school...so true...he's one of a kind in so many ways!) We are devout Catholics and we are passionate about sharing our faith and teaching it to our children...as many as the Lord gives to us. Children are a blessing and we remain always open to life. We live near both of our parents and we are so thankful that our kids will have the opportunity to know and learn from them: Grandma & Grandpa and Nani & Papa!