Taught 2nd and 3rd grade by looping with my classes. I thrive on creating my own lessons, worksheets, and extension activities. I usually have the "low" group which is never actually just students with special needs. There's always a chance to provided challenging and engaging materials in each lesson for all of my students! Tutored for 8+ years all grades and all subject areas. I create many of my own worksheets for these tutoring sessions as well as pre-assessments for each grade level to determine where each child's academic needs are. I love attending professional development courses, workshops, and conferences. I'm the STEM Liason for my school so be sure to look out for my future STEM Transdisciplinary lessons and units during this school year!
Student centered learning environment. To have my students explore and discover in their own learning environment is very rewarding. To accomplish this, worksheets must be geared towards all learning strengths. I don't just assess with written work. Now, with the new Common Core on the way, we must learn to be resourceful and accommodating to all types of informal and formal assessments. Students are given more freedom and develop a sense of a personal drive to learn and enhance their own learning. Structure is important for students to be capable of handling their freedoms in the classroom and be successful in their own learning. You will see some classroom management pieces here, however, nothing works better than working together with your students to develop the "ideal" classroom setting. Reinforcing what you and your students desire in their learning environment will only build success. Common Core lessons--there will be many! This type of teaching is very student centered. So, be on the look out for activities which cause your children to...THINK!
Graduated with honors Appointed STEM Liason for my school.
Working on my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in Mathematics. Because I feel math is my weakness, I'm working to improve my teaching abilities in this area.
My dog's name is Baxter and he loves to watch me (lay on my lap while I) grade papers, create and explore different units/lessons/activities, and even gives me teaching inspiration!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading