I am a NY TFA Corps alum who taught in the Bronx for two years (9th grade World History and 12th Grade Remedial History Regents Prep). I then taught at a Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem as a 7th grade US history teacher.
I think it is so important to have a strong hook, then introduction to new material, then practice that material together, and finally allow the students to practice on their own. All lessons should have some type of summative or formative assessment so as the teacher you can check for understanding.
7-12th grade NYS certified teacher in Social Studies
Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College (Major in history with a minor in education) Master's from Fordham University (Adolescent Social Studies Education)
I grew up in California and now reside in New York City where I am constantly perfecting my craft as a history teacher in hopes of coming up with exciting and engaging new lessons
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Art History, Career and Technical Education, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Close Reading