Encouraging Excellence

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United States - Kansas - Overland Park
Encouraging Excellence
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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
 
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Want to inspire an ENTREPRENEUR? Looking for a way for students to practice researching, reading, writing, and speaking skills in an AUTHENTIC way that may apply to their future careers? Buy this Business Plan Unit, a Research, Writing, and
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Great for students to: - track dynamic character growth - analyze theme development - gather text evidence while reading - apply text evidence to a well-developed paragraph - utilize tools to smoothly incorporate quotes Great for teachers: -
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PRINTER READY Need a fun, creative, quick-to-use way for students to think about people from history? This inspires students to see multiple dimensions of a person from their history textbook or history research. Fun to use at the end of a
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Students need practice on real-world writing skills. Resume-writing is the perfect way to practice. The earlier and more often students can practice these writing and formatting skills, the better they will be when they start applying for jobs
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Printer Ready! Use for ANY story or novel. Three options: 1: PAGE 1 ONLY Print page 1 double-sided for a focus on gathering text evidence. - track dynamic character growth by assigning one at the beginning, middle, and end of a novel
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PRINTER READY Need a fun, creative, quick-to-use way for students to think about literary characters? This utilizes multiple Bloom's Taxonomy levels 1. Students will REMEMBER what they read. 2. Students will UNDERSTAND complex characters. 3.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In the last decade I have taught 6th-11th grade. My specialty is 8th ELA, but I have taught Writing, Media Skills, Pre-Algebra, US History, and Reading and Math Intervention. The cross-curricular nature of my experience lends itself well to creating more well-rounded materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

- Minimal Lecturing - Interactive - Teacher-led Exploration - Hands-on Learning - Project-based Learning - Using Text Evidence - Encouraging Higher-order Thinking - Growth Mindset

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been nominated to two committees that are in charge of developing and implementing CCSS in our district. I have also served on two curriculum selection committtees.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

- Undergraduate in English Education - in progress: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my job! I love middle school kids, especially when finding successful strategies to get them engaged in learning.

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