Elementary students are the best, ya'll! Eleven years later, I believe that teaching is my passion and calling, so I yield to it every morning at 5:00 a.m.! I have taught child development aged students (six weeks old to Pre-K), kindergarten, first, second, and fifth grades...and was an instructional coach for math and science...but the classroom is where my heart has stayed! (That is where my treasure is...eager bright-eyed children!) This store was formerly Kindergarten Down River or Kinder Down River.
I believe in cultivating a positive classroom culture by making students responsible for their decisions. I teach my students to show respect to themselves and others while solving their own problems as often as possible. I believe that students need to take ownership in their learning and be encouraged in their work as readers, authors, scientists, mathematicians, historians, and artists. I am passionate about making the academic content accessible and comprehensible to English learners in my classroom.
School District Distinguished Writer of the Year 2012
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education, with a concentration in science education. I received a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on business, history, and political sciences which led me to love writing. (I think the 200+ page thesis paper put me over the edge!) I later wrote a history book and a few educational articles on how English learners thrive in my classroom due to the use of sheltered and scaffolded instruction.
I am honored that you stopped by my store to check it out! From the bottom of my Texas heart, thank you. I share ideas, tips, and other frivolous things at: http://www.downriveredu.blogspot.com
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