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A performance task is a great way for students to apply new knowledge! Have students use this newspaper template to illustrate what they have learned. This template makes it easy for students to concentrate on the content; the planning is already
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Whether teaching about ancient Greece or U.S. Democracy, this activity gives students the opportunity to compare the similarities between direct and indirect democracies. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new
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When teaching about ancient Rome and Julius Caesar, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate his role as dictator of Rome. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating his role
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A performance task is a great way for students to apply new knowledge! Have students use this newspaper template to illustrate what they have learned. This template makes it easy for students to concentrate on the content; the planning is already
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This is a 2-pack activity! Use them together, alone, or to differentiate. Included in this product: 1. a word scramble for each of the 12 Olympian Greek Gods. A description and a scrambled word is provided for students to identify and provide the
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When teaching about ancient China and the Qin Dynasty, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate Shi Huangdi's role as emperor of China. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and
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Involve your students in their learning! Encourage your students to be inquisitive. This unit is designed with student inquiry in mind and can be used on a variety of subject areas and grades. My students enjoy it! This product contains teacher
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Starting a class with student engagement is key to active learning. Each entrance ticket in this lesson encourages critical thinking and discussion. These tickets use alliteration to draw student attention and challenges students to make
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Whether teaching about ancient Mesopotamia or U.S. civics, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate the history of written law. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating
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Increase participation, comunication, and critical thinking skills in your classroom by having students conduct a Socratic Seminar. This product is a powerpoint presentation including: -teacher slides with directions and guidelines -class slides
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Conduct Socratic Seminars in your middle school ancient civilization classroom! This bundle includes: -A powerpoint with both teacher guidance and class presentation slides on how to easily run an effective Socratic Seminar. Assessment rubric is
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This project includes direction for a commemorative stamp project. Students are to use previously taught information or research a historical event or important person in history, Students will create an original stamp to commemorate the person or
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A performance task is a great way for students to apply new knowledge! Have students use this newspaper template to illustrate what they have learned. This template makes it easy for students to concentrate on the content; the planning is already
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This is an assessment task for students to demonstrate the adaptations of early humans from 3 million years ago to 10,000 years ago. Timeline will show a progression of behavioral adaptations for survival.
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Exit tickets facilitate processing of information. If 5 minutes is taken at the end of class for students to process what they have learned, they are more likely to retain the information and make connections later. Exit tickets also give teachers
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Holding a Socratic Seminar discussion with this activity will encourage students to explore beyond the text and questions. This activity includes: -a document for reading about the achievements of Alexander the Great. Students will form
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This 2-part activity is a great way to teach Roman numerals and introduce the ancient Roman Gods. The first part has explains how Roman numerals work and provides an activity to identify the value of Roman numerals. The second part applies the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school social studies for 20 years. Over the years, with new education and initiatives, my classroom has transformed into a fun, student-centered, and active learning environment. I have a BA degree in Elementary Education with a MA in Language and Literacy and am highly qualified in middle school social studies. In addition to my degrees, I have completed an additional 30 credits in many different in areas including Cooperative Learning, Brain-Based Learning, Backwards Design Lesson Planning, Differentiated Instruction, and Cooperative Discipline to name a few. Professionally, I have served on a few revisions of our middle school social studies curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-Centered Active Learning Technology Integration Collaboration

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

N.J. Best Practices Award Recipient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Elementary Education Master of Arts in Language and Literacy 30 additional credits in a variety of teaching and learning courses

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a wife and a mother of 2 boys! I am an avid reader and always researching best practices for my classroom.

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