Created For Learning contains resources created by us two teachers. We believe we are all #CreatedForLearning, and we love exploring what that looks like throughout our lives. Our teaching experiences span a wide range of grade levels.
JONATHAN: My 1st day of teaching was September 10, 2001. Talk about a crazy 2nd day! These past years of teaching have been such a blessing.
I have had the privilege of teaching 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th English, Middle School Creative Writing, and Freshman Composition, Creative Writing, and Literacy at the college level.
I invested years of my free time writing novels for young adults. I'm fairly certain I'm the only young adult author whose birth country no longer exists, but I hope someone will prove me otherwise! I was the head editor of the RipRap Literary Journal and have written book reviews for www.TeenReads.com.
LISA: The bulk of my 6 years of teaching experience was in first and second grade. Two of those years were first/second grade combo classes.
For years I stayed home with our girls. They are now in elementary and middle school. It's been really insightful and humbling to experience the public school system from a parent point of view. Currently, I am a Teacher's Assistant in first and second grade at a primary school in North Carolina.
We like helping students think. We're not so much interested in teaching them WHAT to think, but more importantly HOW to think. And even more...that they SHOULD think. We try to create a classroom environment that allows students the space to think, encourages open discussion, and hopefully lights a passion for learning.
* President's Scholar at Cal State, Long Beach
* Dean's List
* Bachelors of Arts in English Education, emphasis in Creative Writing
* Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Fiction
* California Clear Teaching Credential
* Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies (Integrated Teacher Education Program), concentration in Language/Literacy
* California Clear Teaching Credential, CLAD emphasis
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