Working with children is the best job in the world! After 41 years of teaching, I retired and spend my time creating educational materials that challenge students to think critically and creatively. Most of my career was teaching gifted students. When I became the Gifted Coordinator, my focus became working with general education teachers on ways to differentiate for high achievers and gifted students in the regular classroom. I think ALL students can think at higher levels, so most of my products are differentiated to meet the needs of all types of learners in your classroom. Creating is my passion!
I like to infuse creative and critical thinking into every lesson. I believe students should be taught through inquiry based learning and create products and performances to demonstrate understanding.
National Board Certified Teacher - Middle Childhood Generalist
Bachelor's Degree - elementary education Master's Degree - gifted and talented education Add on certification - Educational Leadership
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community