I have been in over 8 different classrooms throughout my experience in BOCES, and both my Graduate and Undergraduate work. I am starting to teach 3rd grade in Glendale, Arizona, and very excited to start!
I love collaboration, having the children work together to bounce on ideas of off each other. I love to do a lot of whole group discussions. I find RtI groups very effective when implemented in the correct ways, and while running RtI groups, I love for the students to be working in centers, both literacy and math centers for the students to work independently on their skills. I do see a positive side of independent work, when done in the correct times of day and for the correct subjects and activities.
Dean's List multiple times, NOCTI training, NAEYC training, DASA, and Common Core Race to the Top
I went to school in Tonawanda, where I was born and raised. I completed a BOCES program for Early Childhood Education, and then started my 6 year journey at Niagara University, where I got my Bachelors in Math Education 1-9, and then my Master's Degree in Special Education 1-6. I'm starting to teach in Arizona and start my move across country in July 2015, yay!
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