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.
Math Workshop Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Project Based Learning Organized Differentiation Responsive Classroom Hands-On Games and Simulations 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 Teaching 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, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community