I have been teaching for 8 years now and have taught in multiple states and grade levels. I have taught Kindergarten, Emotionally disturbed middle and high school boys, Middle school students with Autism and this year I am teaching 6th grade Math and Science. I have taught in California and Florida. As the oldest daughter to two math teacher parents, teaching is in my blood. I grew up on a school campus and still spend more time at school than I do at home.
I believe strongly that students learn by doing. I am a hands on teacher with a great deal of emphasis on students working on problems and then being able to justify their choices. Students use individual white boards, ipads (that I have purchased), cooperative table groupings, and classroom computers daily in both math and science. I try to reduce the time that I am talking to them and encourage that they talk with each other about the concepts before asking for my intervention. I still lecture to introduce new concepts and facilitate conversations when necessary to keep students on track. "Math talk" has worked wonders in my classroom for increasing math vocabulary as well as for students to become classroom leaders.
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I have a B.A. degree from Cal State University San Bernardino and a Masters in Special Education with a mild moderate and moderate severe specialization from National University. I currently have a professional credential in the state of FL in K-5 education, Math Grades 6-9, Autism endorsement, Reading endorsement, ESOL and ESE endorsement and certificates.
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