I have taught for 11 years in an urban elementary school. I have taught both 4th and 5th grades, mainstream and ELL classes
I believe that children should be learning problem solving and critical thinking skills that can extend to real world situations. I am a huge believer in the power of cooperative learning and have seen classrooms succeed in using these structures and strategies.
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I received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Montana State University, a Master's in Curriculum from Northern Arizona University, and a Master's in ESL from Northern Arizona University. I also received my reading endorsement and I am a certified reading specialist. This past year I was given the opportunity to train to be Kagan Cooperative Learning coach.
I am a wife, and a mother to a wonderful 2 year old boy and a beautiful 4 month old baby girl. My store name is inspired by my two little ones, I nicknamed my son Bug and my little girl is my sweet Bean. They are the drive behind everything I do!!