I've taught 1st-8th grades in public, private, and charter schools over the past 13 years. Specialties: Intrinsically-motivating assignments, action-research, non-behavioral classroom management, writing process
I work hard to create lessons that give students voice and allow them space to engage, inquire, construct, and create.
Contributed 1,500 word vignette to “Chapter 5: Taking an Inquiry Stance on Teaching” in Andrea J. Stairs, Kelly A. Donnell, and Alyssa Hadley Dunn’s book Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms (Sage, 2012, pp 139-144) Presentations: "Blogging and Food Logging toward Healthier Nutrition" Promising Practices Presentation November 2013 “LearnZillion for Students: How K-12 Teachers Can Use the LearnZillion.com App for Reteaching, Enrichment, and Absent Student Work in Math” Teaching and Technology Showcase presentation May 2014 “‘We Still Wanna Save the World!’ Authentic Environmental Research and Action in Upper Elementary” Promising Practices Presentation November 2014
B.A. in psychology from Wellesley College, M.A.T. from Roger Williams Univeristy, Teach For America Phoenix 2005
I live in New England with my wonderful husband, my hilarious seven-year old daughter, my adorable baby boy, a feisty Australian Cattle Dog mix and a tank of of freshwater fish. My family spends time hiking together (we leave the fish at home…) and practicing a lot of yoga (we leave the dog at home, too…). I do as many art projects as I can find time for, spend my winters fighting blizzards and my summers slogging through beach traffic, and love reading post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction whenever my kids are sleeping. (That'll happen someday, right?!)
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year