POP QUIZ: What is one major difference between my previous life as a middle school Language Arts teacher and my current life as a college professor of English Education? ANSWER: Close connections with my students’ families! I miss that part of my old life; the unconventional guidance, advice, and friendly pointers in my materials are my attempt to revive those connections with my students’ families. From time to time, I will also post some lesson plans that I developed when I taught 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts. I am bringing 10 years of teaching experience from the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels to TPT. Enjoy my materials, and let me know if you'd like to see more!
Achieved through a heavy dose of dialogic instruction, I am as constructivist as they get!
Governor's Teacher Award (known as Teacher of the Year in my former middle school), 2007-2008
Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education with an emphasis in English Education from Michigan State University
Curly is the creator of www.heycollegekid.com where she gives advice and tough love to college students. Her creative work has been featured on www.success.com and promoted on www.Blogher.com. Her interests include an unhealthy obsession with the Huffington Post and TED Talks.