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This product contains a six-question, short answer US Constitution Pretest to assess knowledge at the beginning of a Constitution or Government unit and a quick, 7-question post-unit quiz. The quiz is comprised of seven multiple choice questions
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Engaging students in meaningful writing in the last weeks of school can seem impossible. In order to pull students back from their yearbook-signing, beach-daydreaming, and general academic malaise, this assignment couples an authentic audience
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This resource pairs a published article from Junior Scholastic Magazine titled, “Cheating on Trial” with a set of six questions designed to engage students in the topic of academic honesty. The article and questions can be used as whole-class
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There are dozens of ways students could practice their multiplication facts, but they often like to playing computer games online. These change frequently and are of varying quality, so it is difficult to maintain a recommended list for students to
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Add some pizazz to snack time with student-made academic placemats! Once completed, placemats can be laminated and traded throughout the month so students can review different academic topics while they eat! Includes a PDF file with the assignment
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By the time students are in upper elementary and middle school, we tend to spend less time teaching them jobs and specifics about how to take care of the classroom-- and for good reason. With shorter transition times, an ever increasing number of
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Use this quick and easy form to communicate with parents or guardians who missed scheduled parent teacher conference. Parents can choose to call the office to reschedule, email, or schedule a phone conference, but in every case the responsibility
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Help students think through "SMART" (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) school goals with this one page planning sheet. I use this with students three times a year (once for each trimester) and bring the form to parent teacher
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Every time parents buy books from Scholastic using your classroom code, you earn points. Points turn into books, and books allow you to keep your classroom library stocked with fresh, engaging titles that motivate readers. The trick is getting those
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

MY TEACHING STYLE

I work hard to create lessons that give students voice and allow them space to engage, inquire, construct, and create.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in psychology from Wellesley College, M.A.T. from Roger Williams Univeristy, Teach For America Phoenix 2005

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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?!)

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