This is my fourth year teaching. I taught K for one year and 2nd for 3 years. I am currently a K-2 teacher at a private school that a couple of colleagues and I founded! It's been an exciting year :) You can also check out my blog: www.msdurning.blogspot.com
I believe that learning needs to be hands-on, engaging, and meaningful. I support Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences because I truly do believe that nobody can learn the same way.
Published in Mailbox Magazine 5 times. Published in Differentiation Daily. Recognized as a top 50 elementary teacher blog. Highlighted on Debbie Diller's blog http://debbiediller.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/a-classroom-from-clifton-park-ny/
I attended Oneonta State where I obtained a degree in childhood education. I received my Master's degree at the University of Albany in literacy. I have the following NY certifications: early childhood B-2 childhood 1-6 literacy specialist B-6 literacy specialist 5-12
I have a dog Oliver, a cat Kloey, a kitten Ivy, and a new husband, Eric!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Mathematics, For All Subject Areas, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Handwriting