In my 8 years of teaching I have taught almost every grade! I started my student teaching at the bottom, in 1st grade, and soon found that, although they are adorable at that age, I couldn't connect with them like I wanted to. I did my second half in 6th grade and it was much more up my ally! Since graduating, I have been working with independent study students teaching 1-2 day a week classes. Again, I started young, 3-4 grade, and have slowly moved higher and higher. I am now happy working with jr high and high school students.
My first unit I have in my store is a curriculum I wrote on teaching theme in a multiliterate form. After two years of research in my Masters program on how students are educated in successful countries I found that our flat lessons need to be broadened. Students need the opportunity to research on their own, collaborate with classmates, draw, sing, act things out... creating engaging lessons is my goal. I do very little lecturing and a lot of inspiring! I am discovering the joys of teaching simulation classes this semester! Because I work with kids that did not want to or could not successfully work in a traditional setting, I have found that the simulated lessons really bring them to life and enhance their learning.
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I graduated from William Jessup University with my BA in Education and my multiple subject teaching credential in 2008. Since then, I have gotten "highly qualified" to teach all high school subjects special situation classroom in CA (Although I have been told this is changing soon :( ) In 2015 I graduated from Sacramento State College with my Masters in Education and a focus on Curriculum and Instruction.
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