I've been teaching for 16 years. I've taught all the even grades from Kinder through 8th grade. I taught 2nd grade for quite a few years with 1:1 ipads and am now teaching 4th grade with 1:1 Mac books. I love teaching with technology and discovering new and innovative ways for to engage in learning with my students. I love creating great reading and math teachers to make teaching easier and more engaging. I also enjoy helping teachers with classroom management issues and spent some time as an instructional coach.
I much prefer to help students experience learning in authentic and interesting ways. We rarely dig out the textbooks and instead dig into topics that interest them or learn through projects. I love reading and math workshops and am working on incorporating more project based learning opportunities. I follow Randy Sprick's CHAMPS as my method of classroom management. I find it to be easy, respectful, and effective!
I am a certified classroom management coach through Randy Sprick's Safe and Civil Schools program.
I earned my BS in Child and Adolescent Development at Cal State Fullerton, then moved to Cal State Long Beach for my teaching license. I recently completed my Masters through Walden University.
Come check out my blog at fromliteracytoliterature.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Place Value, Close Reading