After seven years of teaching grades 3-5 in the classroom, I decided to embark on a new journey as a Reading Resource teacher at a title one school. I absolutely love my new position because it allows me to work with small groups of struggling students each day (my favorite part), along with co-teaching/coaching classroom teachers. In addition, I develop and deliver trainings for teachers on different component of reading based off of professional books and research.
After completing a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction my style of teaching has slightly shifted. My goal is to create independent students who are able to govern themselves. I encourage students to think outside of the box and express their thoughts, concerns and opinions frequently. In order for learning to occur students need to read, think, discuss, and write. Discussions are the highway to student success in my classroom. Students answer questions and provide evidence for their thinking so we can learn from one another. I like to plan activities that are fun and engaging. If I wouldn't want to do it, I am not going to give it to my students. Another focus of mine is tactile learning. If students have to manipulate options it will increase their chances of retaining information into long term memory.
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Elementary Education K-6 Masters in Curriculum and Instruction Instructional Design (3 courses taken)
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics