I have 10 years of teaching experience in the elementary grades, and 8 years as a parent. I'm passionate about creating products that combine what I know about education from both perspectives. I currently blog at www.homeliteracyblueprint.com, where I share tips for parents to help them create a literacy-rich home.
Strong home/school partnerships are essential in order for our students to succeed. My main goal on Teachers Pay Teachers is to provide products that help teachers build connections with parents; and to create resources for parents who want meaningful ways to extend learning at home.
I've led various district staff development training sessions on differentiation during Guided Reading, word work strategies and inquiry based science. I've trained staff on Step Up to Writing and Handwriting Without Tears programs. I was also a presenter and demonstration teacher for my district's new teacher induction program.
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education (Area of Concentration: Science and Environmental Studies) Masters: Educational Technology.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer