I am in my 8th year of teaching. WOW! I just started teaching K-3rd Science at an independent school in the San Gabriel Valley, East of Los Angeles. Previously, I taught at a charter school in the heart of Los Angeles; one of few International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in the area. I am lucky to have worked at a private school in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles, to give me the confidence and experience needed for this new adventure. I have also worked in a middle school in South Los Angeles. I have experience teaching 6th grade Earth Science, K-5 Science, 4th grade, and now 5th grade. I have my own Etsy shop, but have decided to start putting more educational items into my TeachersPayTeachers shop, since that is how I am spending most of my free time :)
Although I love the traditional ways of teaching, I have also grown to love teaching from the prospective of project-based learning. I believe children learn by becoming owners of their learning and guiding it on their own! I love asking open-ended questions, and allowing my students to choose how they would like to learn a certain topic. I enjoy playing review games to keep my students interested and adding a bit of friendly competition.
Leadership Awards, CSU Sacramento, College of Education
B.A. Child Development, California State University, Sacramento Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis M.A. Education, University of California, Davis
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