I have been teaching for 15 years. I have experience teaching k-2, substitute teaching in grades k-12, teaching in the After School program and Adult ESL.
For first-time learning my preference is direct instruction. This empowers students to teach their partner what they are learning, gives them ample, teacher guided~practice and allows students to exercise their college skills in a stand and deliver approach when called upon. I like to empower students to independance, I encourage intrinsic values and promote positive praise throughout the day.
I am Direct Instruction Certified, Coach Certified and nominated in my school as Teacher of the Year in 2012.
BS in Business Administraion Multiple Subjects Credential
This is a favorite quote of mine that reminds me what is most important to students of any age,"people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -Maya Angelou