15+ years of teaching English / Language Arts grades 6-12! ...But 6th is the best!
I love a classroom that just about runs on auto-pilot. Routine and organization allow for the most creativity because once kids know the expectations and procedures, the fun can start! My class usually looks like this: some kids are seated working on something independently, others are standing up and moving around the room with clipboards to write on, and I can be found sitting with a small group of students in a mini-instructional setting. Lots of stuff going on, but totally organized and relaxed at the same time!
Every day is a reward, right??
B.A. English M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
Besides teaching, I love to run, read, travel, swim, bike, hike... I'm always moving and going and doing!