I was a substitute for a few years during a hiring freeze, then I finally landed a job at a charter school. From there I got a district job teaching third grade. This will be my third year at the school, and I am very happy.
My first goal is to tie everything we do to the real world. Secondly, I try to make sure I give the kids several ways to show their learning. I try to have as few worksheets as possible. We do lots of technology, hands on, building, and discussion. Plus I try to have a few laughs with the kids while we do it.
STAR Teacher 2013 - 14, Dean's List at NAU
I noodled around in engineering for 8 years before I realized I hated it. I started all over in education. I graduated from NAU in 2008.
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English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, End of Year