I have taught for seven years at the same high school. I have developed online curriculum for five social studies classes for my district. I'm the social studies department head.
The more students DO, the more they will learn. The trick is providing the necessary scaffolding so students have the proper resources and expectations to be successful. Learning can be loud, but should always be fun. If I'm going to be with 155 teenagers for 10 months, we might as well have fun together.
I have a masters degree in educational technology, and I'm a National Board certified teacher.
I graduated from Western Washington University and later completed a masters degree through Walden University. Two years ago I became a National Board certified teacher.
I'm happily married with four children.