I have 17 years of teaching; 13 in elementary school and four in middle school. As both a general education and special education teacher, I've created differentiated lessons to engage all learners. I made a huge move recently to kindergarten and am loving it! Check out some of my new kindergarten materials.
Direct instruction and small collaborative groupings are my teaching style. I personally like students to think, question, and explain their own reasoning and logic, but direct instruction is still needed to make sure they're not creating misconceptions about a topic. Creativity is a keystone of my teaching style - keep them engaged and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students!
Nominated as 'Teacher of the Year' by PTSA, 2016.
I have a B.A. in Anthropology, a multiple subject credential, and an educational specialist credential.
Creating connections with students is really important. I usually volunteer for student-based activities on my campus, such as heading up student council, running positive behavior programs, or organizing thematic activities. Take a look at my store and you'll find lots well-thought-out activities, lessons, and freebies.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Order of Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Physics, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Student Council, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading