I have taught Special Ed, Preschool, Middle School (6-8), and Elementary School (4-5). There are great things about each of those! Currently, I teach 5th grade. At my school, 5th grade is seen as a bridge year to Middle School, so some of my materials will be on the upper level of difficulty for fifth graders, and will also be appropriate for Middle School English. I believe in our kids, and that they can do more than they think they can!
Whenever possible, I like to give choices in completing a goal. For example, three prompt choices might be offered for a writing assignment, while the rubric remains the same. Student choice creates more engagement, and allows for individual differences.
Excellence in Teaching Award - St. Martin's School
Undergraduate degree in Psychology, Masters in Education
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