I have taught public school for 13 years in a large urban school system. Prior to that I taught in private preschools and head start programs.
Hands on! I have taught Expeditionary Learning, Reader's and Writer's Workshop, math using Investigations, and balanced literacy for Early Childhood.
National Board Certificate (Early Childhood Generalist); Maryland Advance Certificate in ECE and Elementary Education
BA from Western Washington University, English/Creative Writing; MAT from Johns Hopkins University, Early Childhood/Elementary Education
I try to create lessons and materials to encourage first graders to apply their new skills. My students often struggle with commercial materials because they lack the background knowledge and vocabulary they need to show what they know. I create materials that scaffold the work we do and try and be aware of that precious place where kids can learn independently without frustration or boredom. I hope that you will be able to use some of my materials in your classroom to make your job a little easier.