Welcome to Joy in Teaching! I’m glad you’re here. I am a special educator who has taught in public and private schools, and most days I love it:). I’ve realized that when things get tough in the classroom (and in life), I need to intentionally look for joy. I’ve decided to focus on teaching and living joyfully while looking for beauty in each moment. I would love for you to join me in intentionally looking for joy during your day.
I love teaching in a multi-sensory way and thinking outside of the box to help students learn new content. This helps my students (and me) to find joy in teaching and learning! I usually use some kind of theme throughout the year and connect all content areas to that theme.
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I taught first and second grade in general education classrooms. I also taught special education at the elementary level, so I work with pre-K through 5th graders. I now oversee support teams.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, Winter, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Phonics