After 3 years of teaching, I am just beginning to finally figure it all out :)
I believe in whole child development. Each child needs to be assessed and taught at the level they are developmentally ready for, not where a piece of paper says they should be. When each child's individual needs are met as much as possible, you are providing them with the greatest opportunity to be successful. I have a very relaxed and easy going teaching style. However, I hold high standards and expectations which are translated to my students and consistently reinforced at all times.
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I went to University in the United States on a softball scholarship, but have since returned to Canada to teach.
With 4 kids and a husband, juggling my school kids and my own kids can be exhausting! However, the rewards from being surrounded by children are unmatched.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Music, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, End of Year