I am a very experienced teacher who is fascinated by how the brain learns. I have a Master of Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning, which is the perfect compliment! My resources reflect years of studying brain research, the arts, and 40 years of teaching experience. I've got a lot of tricks up my sleeve!
I have done much studying of recent brain research and brain based learning, and look for ways to include proven methods into my teaching. My activities are typically social, fun, and give children an opportunity to think and create. These all promote learning! I bring experience as well as a passion for learning into my resources and my classroom.
My students have given me many awards! :)
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on reading from Plymouth University in Plymouth, NH . I have a Master of Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.
Besides 40 years of teaching, I also have extensive training and in musical theatre, dance and voice. Being from the Boston area, I can't help but be a fan of Boston sports, especially the Red Sox!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Health, Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community