Kim Praser

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United States - Illinois - Willow Springs
Kim Praser
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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
 
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These three rubrics include specific criteria that clearly explains what must be included in a yearbook copy, the quality of photographs and captions, and basic design elements. These can be used for one student who has been assigned a single
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I have used The King's Speech to introduce students to a public speaking unit. The premise of this film focuses on Bertie finding his voice, just like I want them to find their voice over the course of our studies of famous speeches and each time
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This sheet includes not only portion for students to complete while viewing the film, but also parts of the play itself for further discussion of their comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of this work.
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During the speech unit, my students study George W. Bush's "Sept. 11" speech. I have found an interactive website that explains to students, using a timeline, what happened over the course of September 11, 2001 leading directly up to Bush's speech.
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Using this rubric helps the adviser monitor the editors as they help the staff members complete a yearbook spread. There is room for comments by the staff, editor and adviser, in addition to specific criteria that must be included on the spread
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After reading Night, I like to use this film to review Elie's experience, but now told from a girl's point of view. The questions on the guide go in order of the film's events. The answer key is included.
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By spring of each school year, I assign each member of my staff with the task of developing a proposal for the following year's yearbook. This power point is one I have developed to introduce the idea of a theme. This information could also be used
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Before I teach Night, students need to understand what the Jewish religion is about. This website I have found clearly states facts about this information in a user friendly manner. Through quick reads, students are able to complete the answers to
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If you haven't guessed, I love showing episodes from this series of A&E. I find that using the guides to show students facts, details, and information about these authors is much better than just having them search around on the Internet and
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Trying to develop ideas to include all students from one school in a yearbook beyond the traditional school picture is a difficult task. This power point explains a variety of successful techniques an adviser can share with his or her staff to start
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This is the first power point I have created about design trends and how yearbook staffs can include them in their current book.
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To help students write the perfect, or at least acceptable copy, this sheet will guide them through the process post-interviewing.
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Video note sheet that has questions that go in order of this episode.
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Questions are listed in the order as they appear in this video.
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With today's tech savy users, teaching photography can seem a rather no brainer task, when actually there is an art to capturing that perfect photograph. This power point not only goes over composition basics, but ideas on how to use the manual mode
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Here's the second installment of design trends to expose students to professional designs from magazines and websites.
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These journals allow students to interact with the text by recalling key events while reflecting on how the information connects to their lives. Each journal entry includes relevant chapter(s) and/or page numbers. These can also be used for class
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Teaching ethics can be a tricky subject to present to students. This Power Point gives a detailed overview with specifics from actual cases so these young journalists can make smart decisions when producing work.
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I used this as an introduction to I Juan de Pareja to help students learn about Spain. This could easily be used in a Spanish class as a lesson about culture.
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In an effort to push your graphic designers, for yearbook, a literary magazine or any student publication, to the next level, this power point refers to many tips and techniques as explained in Timothy Samara's Design Elements: A Graphic Style
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thornton Fractional South High School, Lansing English Teacher • AP Language and Composition • Freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior survey and co-taught courses • Taught Contemporary Fiction • Taught Expository Writing (a junior level writing course) and Rhetoric (a senior level writing course) • A supervisor for peer tutoring • Developed curricula for Young Adult Literature, Contemporary Issues, Advanced Journalism: Yearbook, AP Language and Composition, and Beginning Journalism courses Yearbook Adviser of Postscript 2006-2014 • 2013 book “Mosaic” won the The Gallery of Excellence Award from Walsworth Publishing, All-KEMPA” from the Kettle Moraine Press Association, Silver Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Second Class from the National Scholastic Press Association • 2012 book “Hello/Good-bye” won the The Gallery of Excellence Award from Walsworth Publishing, was featured in Possibilities, All-KEMPA” from the Kettle Moraine Press Association, Silver Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Second Class from the National Scholastic Press Association • 2011 book “Yourbook: A Place for Rebels” won The Gallery of Excellence Award from Walsworth Publishing, All-KEMPA” from the Kettle Moraine Press Association, First Class from the National Scholastic Press Association, and First Place with Two Distinctions in Coverage and Theme from the National Scholastic Press Association • 2010 book “The Real South” won The Gallery of Excellence Award from Walsworth Publishing, “All-KEMPA” from the Kettle Moraine Press Association, and First Place from the National Scholastic Press Association • IHSA Journalism: First Place at Sectionals 2010, 2011; Ranked sixth in state 2011 Other Duties • Cooperating teacher for a student teacher in Spring, 2013 • Mentored several National Board Candidates, during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years to teachers within the district, three achieved Master Certification November, 2010 • Mentored three new teachers - one during the 2006-2007 school year and two during the 2009-2010 school year • Club Sponsor of the Tri-S Club, which organized several student activities including: Winter Ball and Blood Drives, 2002-2006 • Co-chair of the Reading Intervention Committee for school’s NCA Goals, 2002-2006

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creativity, adaptability, relevance to students' lives, and fun are the four key components I must include in my lesson plans. Creativity, relevance to students' lives and fun help students become active learners and enables them to take responsibility for their learning and the learning of their other classmates. Adaptability is key because sometimes a lesson may run over the scheduled time and need to push things back a day. Also, it helps to work with other school schedules, like days off, pep rallies, assemblies, and shorten days. I like to be prepared to adapt any lessons because I am able to be in control of what the students are learning and able to do so without stressing out over a schedule change. Relevance to students' lives in a fundamental part to help students know the relevance of the required texts to their lives. I am able to help students understand and reflect on this connection in journals, learning challenges, role play activities/essays, and in discussions. Fun is a major component to my teaching style and my lesson plans; fun could be little jokes I make, my word choice or pronunciation to keep my students listening (or for me to figure out which students are listening), and just silly moves that I may act out to show appreciation and as feedback for their learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-National Board Certified Teacher 2005-Present -Nominated for a Golden Apple 2009

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master’s in Arts in English with a concentration in Journalism Education University of Missouri, Columbia Additional Coursework Saint Xavier University Master of Arts in Education Olivet Nazarene University Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education University of Illinois at Chicago

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