I have taught 6 years as a classroom teacher and 3 years as a reading specialist. I am currently working on creating instructional lessons for teachers full time. I also spend time as an independent consultant, modeling lessons and offering professional development in literacy instruction. I love my job and helping teachers!!
I take a constructivist, inquiry-based approach to learning. I believe students learn best when they think critically, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate their abilities. Students learn how to learn. They ask questions that are meaningful to them, play an active role in selecting and defining activities with their peers, direct their own learning, and build knowledge through a collaborative, social process.
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* Bachelor's degree in elementary education grades 1-8 (University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh) * Master's degree in reading education PreK-12 (University of South Alabama) * Literacy Collaborative Coordinator (Lesley University, Cambridge, MA)
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, Coaching, End of Year