10 years of teaching experience: 3 in 4th grade 7 in 3rd grade 1 year teaching a 2/3 combination class
Why is your store called Digging Deeper? When I create lessons for my classroom, the question in the back of my mind is always: "How hard will my students be thinking about this?" I don't like instructional activities that require little brain power. I like to see my students deep in thought and working together to find the answer. My products match this vision. Anything listed in my store is something I have used with my own students. You won't find "easy" quick reading questions. Instead you'll find printables where students have to reference the text and pull out information to complete a graphic organizer or to write a constructed response. I ask my students often "How much brain power are you using today?" If their brains aren't growing, I am failing them as a teacher! If you could visit my classroom, you would see a lot of: Rigorous student activities, Common Core instruction, Inquiry Based Learning, 21st Century Learning, Guided talk, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, differentiation, scaffolding, text-dependent answers, Reading and Writing Workshop, Small group instruction, Sticky Notes, Graphic Organizers, anchor charts, etc. Although my classroom is very structured, I like to mix up my instructional strategies frequently. I try to keep my students on my toes so the learning stays "fresh" and they are engaged each day.
Achieved National Board Certification in Elementary Literacy Teacher of the Year 2015-2016 Carolina Panthers Teacher of the Week Nominee 2015
BA: Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte MAED: Reading Education, East Carolina University
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