My student teaching experience and practicuums were in 8th grade and the 12th grade, but I taught full-time at the high school level several years after that. As a high school teacher, I taught 9th Grade Literature and Composition, 10th Grade Literature and Composition, British Literature (12th Grade), Literary Types (elective), and SAT Preparation. I was also the sponsor of the school's literary journal. For six years, however, I taught at the college level at a local community college. At the college level, I have taught learning support English classes, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and HUMN 1101 (Humanities at our college is a combination of art history, music history, philosophy, religion, and European history). I have taught traditional/ in-class classes, hybrid courses (part in-class and part online), and fully online classes. I am now an attorney, but I am teaching paralegal classes at our local technical college. I also still enjoy sprucing up my English teaching resources to share with all of you on Teachers Pay Teachers.
I use a combination of lecture, visual materials (particularly presentations, videos, and images), and I use a lot of group or student-centered activities. I prefer to incorporate as many mediums as I can into my classes so that students of different learning styles will be better able to understand the material. I tend to use a lot of research projects, writing activities, group projects, multimedia projects, and individual student-centered activities to promote learning. I find that students internalize the material best and are able to use higher-order thinking skills when they engage in a variety of activities that speak to their learning styles and require them to engage in research and critical thinking.
Teaching/Education Awards: ETS Score of Excellence - Praxis II English Language, Literature, and Composition Content Knowledge Exam (for teacher certification); Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) ----------Law School Awards: Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Scholarship - 2013; CALI Award for Excellence in Introduction to Law; CALI Award for Excellence in Modern Family Law; CALI Award for Excellence in Gender & the Law; CALI Award for Excellence in Pretrial Advocacy
B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education; M.A. in English; Gifted Endorsement Program; currently a J.D. Candidate (3L) and in the Legal Writing Certificate Program
I am also a wife and a mother of three, and I am a perfectionist. As you can see, I put 100% into creating all of my classroom materials, and I typically create them from scratch. I enjoy sharing my lesson plans and activities with other teachers so that they have more time to be good teachers, wives and husbands, and mothers and fathers rather than spending their lives completing lesson plans. My husband is also a teacher. He teaches resources classes in all subjects for special education students at our local middle school. We often share and collaborate on teaching materials. Our oldest child is also special needs.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Art History, English, History, Political Science, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Classroom Community