I have been working with students ever since I was a senior in high school in 1988 when I volunteered in a Kindergarten classroom. Since then, I have worked with a variety of students in numerous settings, including: gifted & talented students at College Academy and M.A.G.I.C., special needs students at Camp Northwood, rural students in Maine, inner-city students in Atlanta, and public and private school students in Massachusetts. I worked for 11 years at Sparhawk School, where I taught math, social studies, language arts, Socratic Seminar, and numerous elective classes to students in grades 4-12; mentored numerous teachers; was the Middle School Director for many years; and even served as Acting Headmaster for five months. I am now an education Consultant and can be contacted for professional development workshops, in-services, teacher coaching and much more. Visit my website for more: www.CharlesAmesFischer.com
Socratic Seminar, Multiple Intelligences, Project-based Learning, Naturalist Teaching, Critical & Creative Thinking, Shared Inquiry, thinking and writing skills across the curriculum
Nominated 1999, 2001 and 2002 Disney's American Teacher Award Nominated 1998 for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Award
M.S.Ed. University of Southern Maine (Teaching & Learning) American University in Cairo (Semester Abroad-History) B.A. Binghamton University (English Literature & Creative Writing)
Besides attending numerous teacher workshops, I have participated in four international conferences in Israel: a 14-day Creativity Seminar, a 7-day Teamwork Seminar, a 7-day Leadership Seminar and an 8-day "First Steps" Early Childhood Education Seminar. In addition, I was specially selected to attend a 2-week Dar al-Islam Institute on Understanding and Teaching About Islam; a year-long Teachers as Writers Fellowship to work on a Socratic Seminar book; and a 4-week National Endowment for the Humanities Arabic Novel in Translation seminar at the University of Pennsylvania.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Specialty, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration & Policy, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies