I have been teaching for 11 years. I have spent most of my career in kindergarten and first grade classrooms and have moonlighted as a literacy coach! This year I started a blog and began creating products for Teachers Pay Teachers. It's a whole new type of work and I learn new things everyday. One thing stays the same though... teachers are always so willing to share and help one another. It's a wonderful community to belong to!
My philosophy in teaching reading is strongly rooted in Marie Clay's Reading Recovery. In my district, it was renamed as the Early Success Program. I learned so much about children, learning and literacy in the training and coaching I received. I'm changing a bit in my teaching this year as I learn more about CCSS. I'm excited to use a reading and writing workshop model to teach children how to read and write! So super excited about using non-fiction text to teach literacy during Science and Social Studies. My math instruction is very centers-based, but I often go back and forth from whole-group to small-group instruction. I really think it depends on the needs of your class and the time and resources you have. I guess a better way to say it is- I'm very flexible in my math instruction!
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Elementary Education, USF B.A., 2001 Reading Education, USF M.A., 2006
I'm a crafter, blogger, and wanna-be ballet dancer. I'm crazy about animals, most especially my diva-kitty named Bijou!
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