Taught grades 1, 3, 5, & 6 along with experience doing Professional Develop through face-to-face and online trainings. Three years working as an instructional math coach. Currently developing math teacher leaders and digital math content.
My teaching style is one that embeds the effective instructional strategies. I want students to not simply understand HOW to do something (the procedures) but rather WHY (conceptual) we do it. This will take students much further in their understanding and ability to apply what they know to new situations. I like the make learning engaging and active....variety to your teaching is key! Embedding the mathematical practices and allowing students "productive frustration" is key.
Keynote speaker and Math and Science Leadership Conference.
Elementary Education Bachelor's degree from University of North Dakota, Master's degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University. 16 years of teaching experience in grades 1, 3, 5, 6. Also experience as an instructional math coach and university adjunct teacher.
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