I have been a 6th grade teacher for over a decade! I have taught in both elementary schools and middle schools. My main goal as a teacher over the years has been to send my students off with a love of learning. I often tell them to "Kiss Your Brain...It is working hard for you today!"
I believe that meaningful learning comes from a combination of explicit instruction, cooperative learning, the gradual release of responsibility, and most importantly continual and constructive feedback of student work. Lessons and units should be student-centered, and should be able to be accessed by students from anywhere! This is why I am a fan of Sway, a presentation tool from Office 365. I can email my students these presentations and they can access them from anywhere, and complete lessons at their own pace!
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Master Degree in Education
One thing that I LOVE to do is create comprehensive and interactive units. I like to think about the group of students that I have, what I need to teach, and how it can best be taught and then create a unit with those 3 elements in mind. I have had great success with my units and find that my students both enjoy and learn from each one!