I have been teaching for 21 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years, then 2nd grade for 15 years, and now I am going back to 1st grade. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also work as the web manager and technology point person for our school.
I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, rather than JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.
Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award, 2009; Innovative Educator Award, 2009 Tech4Learning; Numerous website awards; 15 Donors Choose grants awarded since 2006; Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005; Think Ink Essay Contest Winner, 2004; PTA Honorary Life Service award, 2003; 3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest, 1996 (My "Writing Center Caddy" is still sold in their catalog today.)
B.S. - Elementary Education, Louisiana State University; M.Ed. - Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University; Ed.S. - Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwester State University
Married 21 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. Three awesome kiddos! Please check out my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Geaux.Teach.Online.Store.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, End of Year