I've been teaching History and Social Studies for twelve years. Many of my students do not read at grade level, however, my classes are heterogeneous, and not "leveled." Most of my lessons are designed to include proficient readers as well as integrated cues for those students who might need more support. My school is a 'mastery-based learning' school. Many of my lessons will fit in with that model, but not exclusively. I like to get my students into historical documents, so I will upload lessons and units that focus on primary-source analysis.
Facilitator, with a touch of Demonstrator!
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B.A. History 2002 California State University Northridge M.S. Secondary Education 2005 University of New Haven
I took the long way toward finding my way into teaching. I was not ready for college when I first graduated high-school. However, a few years in the Army Infantry demonstrated that I probably could succeed in a classroom, and if I did, I would really appreciate it! So I began to take classes part time, until I satisfied myself in an attempt to be a musician (without regrets!). It took two changes of majors until I was inspired to interpret history, rather than study timelines of history. Learning to find, and analyze primary sources, and use them to interpret the past transformed my experience as a student, and led me to the doors of Education as a career. I still play the bass guitar in the summer, but I have not looked back on my decision to be a teacher ever since!