I have been teaching since 1999 and have experience in many content areas as well as a variety of ages. I have experience with Montessori education for 3 - 6 year olds, Pre-K through 6th grade teaching as well as science instruction in Biology, Chemistry and General Science. Since 2008, I have been a middle and high school science teacher but those earlier, varied experiences have all served to shape me as the teacher I am today.
I focus on student relationships as well as building student engagement. The best lessons are useless if students are not engaged and participating. Students are more likely to engage in lessons if the time as been spent making connections. Never perceive the time spent making connections as wasted; it is invaluable. Once you delve into the curriculum, try to see it through the student's eyes and tie instruction to their daily lives whenever possible.
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Hartwick College BA Psychology Teaching Certification, Buffalo State College Masters in Elementary Education, Buffalo State College
When schools closed in March 2020, I was pushed beyond my comfort level in teaching. I was forced to consider flipping my classroom with little time to prepare. I decided to do what seemed impossible and pushed forward with great effort to pare down the curriculum and allow for multiple opportunities for success. I have learned so much about what makes effective instruction and what supports students. In addition, I have become skilled in student engagement and helping students be successful both in person and online.
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Health, Astronomy, Biology, Nutritional Sciences, Religion, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Women's Studies, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Coaching, Women's History Month, Classroom Community