I have 14 years of classroom teaching experience, in a wide variety of settings. In my career, I have taught upper elementary and special education in NYC public schools and in a suburban setting. I have taught 2-year-olds to identify the colors and have taught SAT prep to high schoolers. I have taught English to adults in both Argentina and New York City. I have taught figure skating, American citizenship, and chess. I love to learn new things, I love to share what I have learned, and I absolutely LOVE my job :)
In a classroom setting, I like to create a structured environment. I believe that it is only within an organized system that we can truly provide students with both choice and guidance. The structure provides the basis for creative and critical thinking. I also strongly believe in connecting the lesson to the student's prior knowledge, strengths, and interests. Begin with the end in mind, but meet the student where he or she is.
-5th place US Adult National Figure Skating, Gold II level -Over 130 volunteer projects completed with New York Cares -Team Leader and Site Captain for New York Cares -Building Trip Coordinator for Techo NYC -Lab Site for Lucy Calkins and Teachers College (those are my kids in the writing books!!)
Undergraduate: BA in Sociology, The College of New Jersey---------------------------------------Graduate: Masters in Childhood Education, focus on ELLs, Bank Street College, NYC ------------Life lessons: figure skating, Spanish, NGO management, global poverty and solutions, gardening, painting and renovation, South American history, chess
Currently living in Madrid, Spain :)
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Special Education, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer