8 Years, 2 using CCSS and 6 using TEKS, as both an ELA teacher and Reading Interventionist
Very much student centered/student choice!
Teacher of the Month, September 2017. I have taught PDs on CHAMPs, use of Flocabulary, Classroom management, ESL inclusion, Introduced Sub-Plan B Alternative (for when you do not have enough substitute teacher coverage).
Masters of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); BS, Liberal Studies with minors in English and Education
My wife, Suzanne, is also in the classroom, originally as a substitute teacher but now as a paraprofessional Math interventionist, and she works with me on our TpT store. Why is this important? Because she sees the products through a different lens, which can be an enormous benefit! While other ELA nerds like myself might get excited about a product for class, she will ask me, "What if someone who isn't a writer is covering your class?" Time to revamp! In addition, she herself has a background (and degree) in animal science, with heavy emphasis on genetics, so when she is ready to dive in, we will probably start selling some science materials!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Close Reading, Classroom Community