I've taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. I am currently teaching 6th grade Language Arts. I teach using Concept Based Learning, which connects our classroom learnings to students' real life worlds. Transfer is key!
I believe the most successful and meaningful lessons are those that engage every student. I use Cooperative Learning activities (Kagan) that are engaging. I believe in allowing students an opportunity to reflect upon their own prior knowledge, and transfer to their current understandings.
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I have a degree in Human Development, a license in Elementary Ed and a second license in Culturally Linguistic Diverse Education.
Strategies I use in the classroom: (That are reflected in my created documents) Concept Based Learning (first and foremost) Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies AVID Strategies