I worked the After School Program industry for six years with the middle school grade levels. Resources were often limited to us so I improvised to create our own worksheets, games, and projects catering to the interests of the students while adding a learning twist to it. Most recently I went from being a Special Education Instructional Assistant to a Substitute Teacher to an English Teacher (intern). Recently I have been coming up with activities on the spot using whatever resources available.
You know, I used to think I was like an entertainer, the classroom would be my audience and I would have to teach them something to make them go home and talk about it. I still sorta think that way, but it can be exhausting, so I am still honing those skills.
Hmmm...a simple handshake and a "thank you" is honorable and awarding enough, don't you think? :)
Graduated from the California State University of Long Beach with a BA in English: English Education. Currently earning my Masters and Teaching Credential in English.
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