With 10 years of teaching, reading specialist, and instructional coaching experience, I have worked with students in nearly every grade and educational professionals from around the world. I am passionate about literacy and creating a fun, engaging classroom environment in which students are active creators, rather than simply passive consumers.
I believe strongly in student-centered learning and teaching kids to think, think, THINK!
Donor's Choose Grant Recipient: Big Books, Big Learning - Emergent Literacy Giving Students a Voice - Writer's Workshop Renovating Ember - Thematic Units I Can..! Books - Integrating Reading and Math Using NWEA Map Data to Guide Instruction: Presentation at Venezuelan Association of American Schools Conference.
M.A. in Reading Education M.A. in Clinical Psychology B.A. in Communication
To see my classroom activities in ACTION visit my blog: http://consciouscreativecollaborative.wordpress.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading