As a Occupational Therapist, I have worked for over 15 years in schools. I graduated from Tufts University and serviced pre-school levels through high school.
I think FUN equals LEARNING! My style is to break down challenging tasks into engaging smaller components and to master those skills first.
When I moved from Massachusetts to California, I was devastated to leave my public school in Marshfield. At my first and only interview in Los Angeles, I was hired that day (I was ASTOUNDED by that)! My shining moment was when the interviewer told me he would be crazy not to hire someone as enthusiastic as I was. Of course, some days get me down, but I love kids and teaching and OT and I can't think of doing anything else!
I studied Occupational Therapy at Tufts University and loved it! Now I am applying to pursue a Doctorate Degree in 2018 in the Northeast.
My objective as an OT is to pair academics with skill development. For example, when I work on fine motor skills, I like to pair this with math or reading (as I do in my series, KIDS MASTER FINE MOTOR SKILLS). I feel it is a win-win for children! Another area of interest is dyslexia. I am in the process of training in Orten-Gillingham. Visit my blog, KIDS MASTER SKILLS! Or Follow Me on FACEBOOK!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Numbers, Science, Biology, Arts & Music, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, School Psychology, Phonics, Classroom Community