Hello! My name is Christy and I am a resource teacher in the northwest Chicago suburbs. I have a very unique position that consists of two parts; math resource and the Talent and Development Program. Simply for my math resource position, I pull students who typically are tier 2 math students into my room for small group instruction. The math concept that is being taught in the students' classrooms during that time, I teach in my small group, but at a level that fits the group's ability. However, the other part of my position is the Talent and Development Program. Students who are in 3rd through 5th grade and test above the 91%ile come to me for three hours a six day cycle. (Simply, my school does do it's scheduling by days, but by day numbers. Considering the number of Mondays and Fridays schools tend to have off, a numbered cycle eliminates missing the same groups on days there is no school.) These students come to me for reading and math. By time a student finishes 5th grade TDP, they will be able to set up and solve algebraic challenging equations.
I have found myself designing lessons and projects to simply grab the attention of my students. With my position I have such a wide range of learners. Considering this, my goal is to meet each of my students' needs when I am teaching lesson. https://www.facebook.com/pages/2-the-Square-Root-of-It/712676892080003
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My undergraduate degree is from the University of Dayton in communication marketing. Two years after graduating from UD, I decided to switch my career and earn my masters in education from DePaul University. I worked in Chicago Public Schools for 6 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade. Then I decided to move my career to the northwestern suburbs of Chicago and have been working at the same school since August 2008.
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