38 years teaching in public school system; Taught grades 2, 3,4, and 5, with the last few years teaching 5th grade math; Tennessee Common Core Math Coach; TEM Level 5 Teacher (highest level); Facilitator/Presenter of numerous professional development sessions relating to language arts, math, classroom management and technology; Career Ladder Level 3 (highest level); Creator of challenging lessons and activities for students; Recognized as "Irreplaceable Teacher" in 2011; PLC Lead Teacher
I believe in establishing a classroom atmosphere that reflects high student engagement with peers, teacher, and resources. I push students to perform at their highest level of potential, thus improving self esteem through sense of accomplishment. I do have high expectations of students because I believe they will do what you expect of them. In my classroom, you would see me modeling a variety of strategies and thinking processes, students working together in pairs or small groups, students sharing ideas and problem solving strategies, and students working individually on standards based activities and assignments. I am a facilitator of student-centered lessons related to real life.
TEM Level 5 Teacher, TN public school system 2010 - 2015; "Irreplaceable Teacher" Award, Top 5% 2011; "Crystal Apple Teacher" Award 2002; TN Dept. of Education TNCore Math Coach 2012-2013; "Educator of the Week" Award 2012
University of Memphis 1973 - 1977
Teaching runs in my family! I'm proud to say that my grandmother and mother were teachers in Memphis City Schools. I "had the genes", and followed in my mother's footsteps, becoming a teacher when I was 20 years old. I have taught continuously since then, loving every minute of my job and its challenges, until January 2016; I finally retired from my career of 38 years. However, I will always be a teacher. at heart and that's why I enjoy TpT so much. It provides a way for me to continue reaching students, and create engaging materials that I believe will provide essential practice in Math and Language Arts. My resources are challenging as well as fun, but it's the challenges in life that lead us to grow, as will students when they are challenged in the classroom. Thank you for allowing me to provide resources for your students. Anna Diehl
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Math Test Prep, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community