I have been teaching a combination of 4th, 5th, and 6th grades for 3 years at an urban, inner city school. All of my students have been held back a grade at least once but actually perform anywhere from two to four grade levels below benchmark.
I like to use video clips, documentaries, manipulatives, and fun activities to teach, although there is a lot of value in good, old fashioned practice, practice, practice! I believe that all children can learn; we just have to figure out what to do to make that happen. I also believe that genuine caring and good classroom management are two extremely important factors to set up an environment in which learning can take place.
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I graduated from LSU-Shreveport with a Bachelor's in Science and hold my teaching certification for grades 1-5.
I have a husband, 5 children, and a cat. My children range from 1 year to 10 years. They love to come to my classroom and "help" me set up for the school year.