EdVentures 4 Kids is an outgrowth of my 25 years of teaching experience and about 1 ½ years of editing/writing work on standardized test. I am passionate about creating materials that teach concepts through exploration and play. After all, play is a child’s work. I work hard to create products that foster exploration and learning. Many of my exploration activities come with essential questions to answer as students explore concepts. Thus exploration is directed. My 25 years of teaching experience is all at the elementary level. I have taught 1st-4th grade, gifted education, technology classes and math/technology classes. I am passionate about stretching children's brains. I love helping them reach new heights of learning and understanding. I firmly believe that any concept or idea is within a child's grasp. You just have to find the way they'll understand it. I love that challenge of "finding the way."
My teaching style is flexible. I believe in finding what works best for the students and teaching to that style. Many times that is a combination of teacher directed lessons and student centered exploration. I truly love to see students explore and discover as they learn.
The greatest honor I've had as a teacher is being call the Questionator. My students would call me this because I was forever asking them questions to stretch their brain and imagination.
Masters in elementary education Gifted education endorsement Masters +15 with an emphasis in teaching with technology
After teaching various subjects for 25 years, I retired in June. I also got married for the 1st time in June. Then I moved. This year has been filled with many changes. One of the ones I've come to really enjoy is having more time to write, create and refine educational products and activities. But there are days I really miss the classroom and the students.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation