I have 4 years of experience teaching Social Studies at the high school level. Most of my experience is in Civics, Economics, and World History. I have also taught American History. I have experience teaching every grade at the high school level.
I work to create a class culture that encourages discussion, debate, and keeping an open mind about new ideas. In my lectures, I like to incorporate a lot of moments where we can pause and have a class discussion about the material. I try to give the students many opportunities to share their thoughts and opinions and to ask questions. For bigger assignments and projects, I like to give my students agency in the choices they make about how to complete them. I have many assignments and projects that get the kids to think about the 'big picture'!
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I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2016. My major was Secondary Education, Social Studies.
I teach in a small, rural community and I love it- I spend a lot of my free time finding ways to teach the standards creatively, and to make it relatable for the students! I recently became a first time mom and it's been a crazy new experience.