Before I started full time teaching, I was a migrant educator through a grant from SUNY. I worked with students who were sons and daughters of migrant workers. These students did not have much support due to moving schools many times. I worked with them getting settled in the schools, tutoring them, and helping with other tasks such as getting glasses if needed etc. I have taught a multiage class of 4th and 5th graders. I have also taught 4th grade for 19 years.
I believe in student driven learning. I believe that the students must drive the instruction, taking that responsibility for their learning. I view my role as their guide in their learning.
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Bachelors in Education and Psychology Masters in Elementary Education
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community