I've spent 3 years teaching 2nd grade, and 5 years teaching 3rd grade. For the last 5 years I've also been my school's Building Level Technology Coach.
I tend to be silly and have fun in the classroom. I believe that students have to WANT to learn and be ENGAGED in their learning in order to retain any information. I use a lot of goofy voices, exaggerated examples, and silly mnemonics in my teaching. I also believe that students need to take responsibility for their own learning. A lot of what I do is geared toward students creating and completing activities, rather than me lecturing and boring them into a nap. I don't use a lot of clip art in my lessons (unless it's central to the objective being taught), because I believe that my munchkins could/should create their own! And it can be distracting for those already distractable students.
B. S. in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Classroom Community