Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
Intimidated by teaching students how to analyze poems? Well, you’re not alone! Poetry analysis can be overwhelming and daunting. However, I’m sharing a few tips and tricks for poetry analysis in this video that will make teaching and learning
Subjects:
Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Mini-Course, Professional Development, Google Apps
FREE
39
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 08:34
By Brain Waves Instruction
As teachers, we want to create environments where students can be successful and learn. A key component to setting up a positive classroom environment is effective classroom management. In this video, you'll discover 5 ways to positively manage
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Professional Development
FREE
136
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 07:41
By Brain Waves Instruction
Here's a fun video to share with kids to inspire creative writing. Students will learn about alliteration as a figurative language technique. Then, they'll get the chance to write their own alliterative paragraphs. They'll write 3 fun paragraphs
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
FREE
2
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 02:11
By Brain Waves Instruction
Are you sick and tired of students constantly asking to leave your classroom to use the restroom? I was! Then, I came up with this really simple solution to keep students IN my classroom AND learning. Check out this quick video to learn what I
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Professional Development
FREE
21
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 01:55
By Brain Waves Instruction
This short video writing prompt is a great way to get students to practice their writing skills. This fun video focuses on the personification figurative language technique. Students will select an object and write a diary entry from the object's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Video Files
FREE
2
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 01:24
By Brain Waves Instruction
Here’s a fun creative writing task! As students watch this writing video, they’ll be prompted to think about a magic potion. Then, they’ll need to brainstorm qualities about the potion before crafting their own story about the potion ending up the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Video Files
FREE
4
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 02:15
By Brain Waves Instruction
This short video writing prompt is a great way to get students to practice their writing skills. This fun video focuses on the personification figurative language technique. Students will select an object and write a diary entry from the object's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
FREE
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 02:06
By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for super simple ways to build positive connections with the parents of your students? Then, check out this quick video. I'm sharing 3 easy ideas for connecting with parents and helping them to feel part of the classroom community. In the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Professional Development
FREE
19
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 03:28
By Brain Waves Instruction
Sequencing is a critical skill! That’s why we’re sharing easy ways to teach and reinforce the skill of finding the sequence of events in this quick video. We’ve got ideas for anticipatory sets, games, and even an art project. We hope that you and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
FREE
6
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 04:42
By Brain Waves Instruction
Are you sick of fighting the homework battle? Do you feel like you’re constantly chasing down missing homework assignments from students? Wish you could get students excited about doing their homework? Then, you’ll love this quick video with tips
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Professional Development
FREE
11
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 03:03
By Brain Waves Instruction
Make close reading “stick” with the ideas that Art with Jenny K. and I are sharing in this video. You’ll learn creative ways to introduce close reading, help students annotate texts, and work through close reading. We’ve got lots of ideas for you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Printables
FREE
14
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 08:53
By Brain Waves Instruction
Preparing for a substitute teacher can be overwhelming and time consuming. However, as teachers, we know that setting subs up for success is the best thing we can do for our students. In this short video, I’m sharing ways to make planning for a
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Writing, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Professional Development
FREE
18
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 03:09
By Brain Waves Instruction
I solved the, “I don’t have anything to write with,” issue in my classroom with one simple idea! Learn all about it in this quick video! Give it a try and you’ll never need to send your students hunting for pens or pencils to write with again!In
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Professional Development
FREE
10
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 01:39
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years of teaching experience at the middle school level. I’ve spent my career enthusiastically teaching English Language Arts, Reading and Writing Lab, Creative Writing, British Literature, and Social Studies. I have had the opportunity to teach internationally in Belize, England, and Africa. Leadership opportunities have allowed me to train and mentor teachers implementing programming and instruction. I’m passionate about instruction. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to originate a Step Ahead Summer Program, an elective Creating Writing course, interdisciplanary curriculum for the Regional Summer School Program, and I even proposed, created, and implemented a Reading and Writing Lab course that was adopted school-wide to address students’ academic needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching philosophy is all about creating engaging learning environments and differentiated instruction to maximize student achievement and learning. I believe in creating challenging and rigorous lesson plans that can be delivered in positive and fun ways so that students can find joy in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

--- Co-authored “Assessment Motivation Program” published in the April 2012 issue of “Middle Ground” --- Presenter on 21st Century Leadership at an Educational - Partnership Principal Retreat --- Asset Award Winner --- Teacher of the Year nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

--- B.S. Ed. Elementary Education with Middle School Extension in English Language Arts --- M.S. Ed. Elementary Education --- Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not busy dreaming up new curriculum, I love hanging out with my husband and our two fun boys.

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