Retired in 2007 from 32 years of full time teaching English/Language Arts. Started selling at TeachersPayTeachers that same year. I'm still teaching summer school every year and filling in occasionally as a long-term substitute as needed. Also coached football and track for most of my career, so my approach to education has taken on attributes of "coaching" kids through skill-building experiences. I don't believe in merely passing on "declarative" language. Kids who have me as a teacher generally agree, I do things differently.
Since a large share of my teaching materials consists of "close-reading" study guides, I thought I'd explain how I use them. I also thought I'd furnish information about my rather involved writing program. So I'm providing one free product, and one at a very reasonable price, that explain all. Please look for and download these: Dealing with Writing and Reading Fearfully Close (Are Gene and Finny Gay?)
Honored to be a seller at TeachersPayTeachers.
M ED 1988, and a Bachelor of Science in English, 1974. Many, many other classes in many educational areas over the years.
I always liked working out in my younger years, but have taken to walking, biking, and milder forms of exercise of late. I enjoy classical music. I have two grown children, girls, born 1978 and 1981, from a previous marriage. I'm remarried as of 2003, and have a new family of three step-daughters, one out and on her own, one recently graduated from college, and one finishing high school.