I’ve taught students between the ages of three and six in various classroom settings, including public schools, private schools, and Head Start programs, since 2001.
I believe my teaching style encompasses a variety of different teaching styles. When introducing my students to a new skill or task, I first activate their prior knowledge of the content. Next I demonstrate the steps needed to complete the task, and then finally I allow them time to apply what they learned by demonstrating a similar task. I try to plan lessons that allow my students to solve problems independently. I give them the tools they need to be successful, and then allow them to work through the task. Ultimately, I want my students to be able to self-evaluate their learning by understanding what they did wrong and how they can improve.
For me, each day brings new "shining teachers moments." It's amazing to see how much my students learn and grow in the short amount of time I have with them!
I have an AAS in Child Development, a BA in Elementary Education, and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction.
I enjoy creating printables for teachers to use in their classroom. If you think there is something I can create for you, please ask me! I can also modify or expand on any of the products in my store.
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