I'm currently teaching credit recovery, and secondary English. I also teach Science with a specialization in Physics.
I TALK to my students. I greet them everyday at the door as the enter, and exchange words with them as they exit. In those five minutes before class and as they get ready to leave I make conversation with them: “Anyone doing something exciting this weekend?” “How are you liking the novel so far?” “Did anyone hear about such-and-such on the news last night?” These simple conversations allow me to get to know my students as individuals, and really help build valuable relationships with my students. I am often complimented by my colleagues for the “family” environment in my classroom. I credit this simple action of talking to my students for building that dynamic.
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I have a B.A. from York University and my B.Ed from Western University.
In addition to teaching, I coach competitive gymnastics several times a week. I thoroughly enjoy coaching and see it as an extension of my teaching. This is my 10th year coaching.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Other (Specialty), Literature, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text