I taught social studies at the middle and high school levels in NY and Georgia. I also was proud to be a contributing member of a professional teacher group on curriculum development. I feel that more relevant, real-world content would improve the average curriculum and help to create more knowledgeable citizens. I love creating well-designed curriculum that helps students want to learn more about the world. I know from my teaching experiences how hard it is to find high quality resources like this. After long weeks teaching/grading/dealing with administrative paperwork, I spent my entire weekends creating resources to use in my classroom because I couldn't find what I was looking for. I enjoy making exceptional learning resources and I enjoy making them available to other teachers!
I believe that social studies and science belong at the center of public education in a free society. Self-determination requires the kinds of complex thinking skills that these subjects uniquely provide: reasoning, problem solving, deliberation, reflection. Every student needs training in these vital skills in order to live a successful life and to be an asset to society. I also strongly believe in practical and relevant social studies and science content that helps students to understand the world around them right now.
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I have a Masters degree in Social Studies education and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Science, all from the State University of NY. I earned teaching certification in NY and Georgia. My hands-down favorite class in grad school was Curriculum Development!
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English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Australian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, African History