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Prime Factorization and Factor Trees Prime numbers, composite numbers, prime factorization and how to construct factor trees are explained for students in this resource along with practice problems for students to work in small groups or
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6th, 7th, 8th
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Women's History Month is the perfect time to teach the contributions women have made to our country and the world. The story of Sonia Sotomayor details her journey to becoming the first Hispanic woman Supreme Court Justice as well as the following
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Celebrate Constitution Day! Be sure your kids understand how the American government came to be. This resource tells the story of how America became a country and adopted the Constitution to become the law of the land. It is a synopsis of the
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This is on sale for $2.00 for a special promotion which runs 7/6/17 only. Click here to see more great deals. This geometry vocabulary activity is designed for students to demonstrate and reinforce their knowledge of geometry terms. Students list
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This is a one page chart to remind kids that there are many ways to express information they would like to share. Students can refer to this chart to get inspiration and jump-start creative ideas. Attach inside a notebook cover for easy
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Women's History Month is celebrated in March. Harriet Beecher Stowe is the perfect subject for Black History month and Women's History month or anytime as a resource to learn about an influential figure in American history and improve reading
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a retired Special Education teacher with over 20 years experience teaching grades 1 through 8 in elementary and middle school settings. I started out teaching special kids in a self-contained classroom and eventually moved to a resource room. Later, I was invited to teach graduate level courses for the Literacy Department at a Long Island, NY college. I loved teaching the aspiring teachers as well as those veteran teachers who wanted a master’s degree in literacy or special education. When I retired from public school the Director of Special Services asked me to return on a part-time basis to become the district’s first official teacher mentor for new Special Education teachers. That was a great way to continue to share with new teachers. Unfortunately, this position ended when the district had economic problems, like many other districts, and had layoffs for the first time in decades. No new teachers, no need for a mentor. That was a very sad day for all, mostly the kids.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Even though I am retired, I will always be a Special Education teacher at heart. When creating resources my goal is always to prepare lessons that encourage even the most reluctant learners to become active participants. My materials require students to engage in hands-on learning and provide opportunities for them to experience success so they want to participate. Teachers need to turn reluctant learners into can-do kids.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated with Special Education departmental honors

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Elementary Education, N-6; BA in Special Education; MS Literacy Education, K-12

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