I have ten years of elementary teaching experience in grades 2-4. My strengths are classroom management, organization of workshop-style teaching and learning, and designing resources that promote self-directed learning skills. You can read more about my classroom at my blog , Core Inspiration by Laura Santos.
Self-Directed Learning Responsive Classroom Math Workshop Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Interactive Learning Inquiry and Conversation-Driven Instruction Critical Thinking Technology Integration Student Collaboration and Team building
Scholastic Instructor Advisory Board Member
BA Public Relations, San Jose State University Multiple Subjects Credential, San Jose State University
I have taught students who have a variety of learning styles and possess the natural ability to ignite passion and enthusiasm for learning in all children. I help each child develop pride and confidence in their strengths so they can use that self-confidence to drive them in the face of academic challenge. Learning about my students' personal interests helps me differentiate my instruction to meet their needs in a way that is interesting and challenging to them resulting in a love for learning.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community