I have been an educator for over 14 years. I recently got out of the classroom and serve as a specialist in a K-8 school supporting teachers, students and families in a voluntary desegregation program.
I have a mixture of teaching styles and I'm what one would call a hybrid. While I do lots of demonstrating and modeling, especially in Math, I also do quite a bit of facilitating and delegating in the project based learning that happens with my students. It is my belief that while there are many things that children need to be explicitly taught, there is lots of value in learning through discovery and project based opportunities. It is my experience that children retain more when they are guided along the path of discovery as opposed to lectured and made to memorize information.
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B.A. Fine and Performing Arts M.Ed. Elementary Education
I live in Boston, MA with my husband, and two sons.