My name is Kristen Edge, and I teach mostly Freshmen and Sophomores for College Prep English and World History and Geography at a small charter school in Arizona. I try to give students choice in the learning process while guiding them towards various concepts. Many of my work is project based, some individual and some group, because I want the students to be engaged for the entire class period, plus that is when I get to go around and help them the most to make sure everyone understands what we are doing and to help the ones struggling. I also try to incorporate as much interdisciplinary work as possible because I believe that each subject is naturally intertwined with many others and cannot be treated alone. Before teaching, I worked as a Social Worker where I learned more about some student's home lives than I would have wanted, but it taught me a lot about compassion and learning styles that I use to this day.
I believe in approaching class and learning as a student-centered activity. I consistently seek to explore the relevance in what I do in class and share that with my students so they care and understand why we do what we do. I like to vary how I teach and try to access the different learners in my classroom while making it fun. Overall, I believe that everyone works differently, so I try to implement that philosophy into how I teach as well. Oh, and I fully believe in the necessity of interdisciplinary teaching and learning, which I try to incorporate into my curriculum every week.
- Awarded a grant for my Publications class to publish a children's book - Finalist for the First Year Teacher of the Year in my county (Yavapai, AZ)
BA in English Language Arts with teacher cert. from Eastern Illinois University BA in Foreign Languages, concentration in Spanish from Eastern Illinois University Currently working towards my Masters in Rhetoric and Teaching Writing at Northern Arizona University
On the side, my husband and I are almost done building a Tiny House as well, which has proven to be interesting to say the least :). We are also starting a small garden and a worm compost system. Other than that, I regularly practice Yoga and Krav Maga :). Thanks for visiting my page!
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