I bring 13 years of teaching experience in both regular and special education classes to my work creating resources for elementary classrooms. Over the years I have continued to further my knowledge of best classroom practices, and taken additional qualifications courses in Math, Reading, Special Education, and Library Science.
I feel that students do their best work when they have a good relationship with their teachers, and when the classroom environment is non-threatening. Clear classroom expectations coupled with gentle but consistent follow-through allow me to create the most effective classroom environment for my students. I enjoy using a cross-stranded inquiry approach while helping my students be successful in mastering curriculum expectations, and I try to build choice into my program as much as possible to help with differentiated instruction.
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I have both an Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Arts in History from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University.
I enjoy living in rural southwestern Ontario with my family.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Drama, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Library Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Easter, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year