I absolutely love using Reading and Writing Workshop. I also use my own work to help my students become the best readers and writers in the classroom. I enjoy using a workshop model to help my learners grow and develop. Incorporating a math workshop within the classroom, has helped my students enjoy learning and sharing ideas together.
I am an interdisciplinary teacher. I by incorporating the arts within my lessons, the students have learned to visualize and make connections with the subjects that I am teaching. They also enjoy working together to create projects , participate in plays, and learn how to grow and develop their skills in all subject areas. I am also a facilitator which allows the classroom to be student directed most of the time .
I was nominated to be the teacher for the entire state of New Jersey. I have also been the Teacher of the Year.
I have a background in psychology , art, theatre, elementary education , and special education.
Everyday I teach , I learn something new. My students are the movers and the shakers of our world , and I am so honored to help them grow and develop every year.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community