I have been in the classroom for the last 3 years. I'm still green, but I think that this is ultimately a huge bonus for me. I'm not stuck doing the same old thing every year - I am constantly reflecting, evolving, and bettering my practice! I have tons of materials because I create everything I do in the classroom myself. I did internship programs with 7th and 9th grade regular education students. I have taught regular and special education 11th grade English (American Literature), an elective called Basic Reading and Writing (for high school students), and 10th grade (World Literature) honors/gifted, regular, and special education students.
I believe that passion is contagious! As long as the teacher is passionate about whatever he/she puts in front of the students, they are bound to be successful! I allow my students to make a lot of the rules - they help me make rubrics, tailor assignments, and even teach materials. By doing this, I have a classroom of freedom and choice - a classroom that the students want to be in. They decide what is fair and right, and I am never disappointed. My students get to be incredibly introspective through creative writing. We also discuss how literature can lead us to discovering more about the world around us. It is important to me (and the kids!) that we have a relevant and real-world approach to studying literature.
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Bachelor's in Secondary English Education (6-12) from Kennesaw State University. Also certified in: Special Education General Curriculum English Special Education Students with Exceptionalities AP Language (currently getting certified in) Gifted/Talented Education
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