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!
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