I have been a teacher for almost 14 years all in Title I, low socio-economic schools. I work with the California Department of Education on choosing questions for the Math STAR standardized exam grades 2-high school and the California Modified Assessment for special education in Math.
I am believer that before you can reach the mind, you must first reach the heart. Having high expectations while having fun in the classroom are essential :)
District Educator of the Month, NASA Educator, CHARACTER COUNTS Trainer, Lifetime Golden Key Honor Member, Lifetime Psi Chi Honor Member, Undergraduate of the Year- CSU Fullerton
EdD in Educational Leadership!
I have seen great success with my students using powerpoints for vocabulary building for limited English speakers and for all children in general. I used to spend literally 40 minutes a day on the same dozen or so vocabulary words and would get the same results week after week. Tired of seeing my autistic student continually fail in vocabulary as well as my struggling readers, I created these powerpoints and immediately saw a turn around in performance! Enjoy!