I have taught 14 years of Middle School Social Studies. I have always wanted to be the BEST social studies teacher not only in my local area but in the state of Iowa...and even the United States. I am driven by my creative ability to develop outstanding lessons that are interactive and enjoyable for students. I hope you'll feel the same and that your students will grow like mine have.
My teaching style is very active. I believe students learn best through active learning. Many of my lessons involve students participating in the 1st person...taking on character of others in history. I have chosen only to post my top lessons...ones students list as their favorites of the year.
Channel 8 News Favorite Teacher nominee 7x Bellin Blank Award winner for teacher who made a difference
Master of Science in Educational Leadership- Drake University- 2005 Bachelor of Arts in History/Education- Augustana College- 2002
My goal is to be the most creative teacher students in my class have ever had. I hope you'll find the lessons that I have posted to be just as successful as I have. Don't hesitate to e-mail me with any questions you may have regarding how I teach these lessons.