Learning with Susan

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Teach with integrity of heart and skill of hand (Psalm 78:72)
 
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This project was designed to parallel the reading of Night (Wiesel). Students receive a packet at the start of the unit that will help them define key terms associated with participants in genocide. They soon come to find out through research,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects
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During a film study in AP Lit, we focused on how we SEE and HEAR tone created beyond the written word. We watched 88 Minutes starring Al Pacino. Get it...watch it...you will love it! The film is a true roller coaster ride. This during viewing
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers
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This set allows you to focus students on out-of-the-box thinking about the values and responsibilities of those they hold dear in a mock mayoral election campaign. Students select one of their favorite living people and design an election campaign
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
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A photo is a text. Because many are visual learners, I use photos to help students learn the art of making and identifying inferences. I usually use the works of Gordon Parks to get students started or photos of war heroes, protest marches and the
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
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In order to unify what every student saw and what every teacher did to introduce the logistics of the class, I created this brief slideshow that teachers used as a part of their opening day. Adjust the slide to fit your context (school colors,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other
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This is a behavior management tool that helps focus students who need tangible feedback to remain on task for a specific period of time. I have used it by the month and for more rambunctious students, daily. The strength in the produce it making
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Task Cards
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This is a PowerPoint that prompts students opinions and requires them to identify at least 3 reasons to support their claim and at least 1 counter argument. I print the slides in black and white so that as the slides advance students are able to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.7.1b, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.9-10.1a, W.11-12.1
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This is a technique you can use in your class to help with inference development and a myriad of other skills that you can tailor. For example, with the photo included, you might ask student to write questions that are generated from either the
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Principal (current), Instructional Coach, Grade Level Chairperson, S.T.A.R. (Students for Teaching and Academic Readiness) Academy Magnet Coordinator, Fine Visual and Performing Arts Academy Leader, Ninth Grade Academy Leader, Project GRAD@ Emory University Summer Institute Site Coordinator, Language Arts Teacher

MY TEACHING STYLE

...to never work harder than my students. Teaching the processes of learning and living in our classroom community makes for a more well-grounded and well-rounded learner...and a wonderfully balanced classroom experience.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Milken Family Foundation National Educator; Atlanta Public Schools System-wide High School Teacher of the Year; South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Sciences Teacher of the Year, 2011; PAGE Foundation STAR Teacher, 2006-2008; Stellar Teacher, 2001-2009; National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, 2005; Booker T. Washington High School Teacher of the Year, 2004; Atlanta Public Schools High School Transformation District Steering Committee; Georgia State Superintendent’s Advisory Council; Project G.R.A.D. Master Teacher 2004; Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Recipient, 2003; Atlanta Journal-Constitution Honor Teacher Nominee, 2003; Glen Burnie High School Business Advisor Commendation; Maryland Senatorial Citation for dedication in promoting excellence, 1999; Baltimore City Community College Outstanding Teacher, 1996-1997; Alpha Kappa Alpha Outstanding Young Woman, 1988; Outstanding Student-Athlete, 1989-1992; Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Atlanta Public Schools Aspiring Leaders Cohort 3 Certification: Administrative Supervision, May 2006 The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA M. Div. Theology, May 2004 Coppin State College, Baltimore, MD M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, June 2001 University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD B. A. English Education, May 1992

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Professional Associations/Memberships: American Federation of Teachers; Kappa Delta Pi: An International Honor Society in Education, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Chapter, Inaugural President; Maryland Student Service Alliance, Fellow; P. T. S. A.; Helping Teens Succeed, Inc., Board Member; Yale National Initiative, Fellow and National Steering Committee Member, 2005-2006; Higher Standards Foundation, Inc. (501c3), Chief Financial Officer Workshop Presentations/Publications: Infusing Service Learning in the English Classroom; Cooperative Learning; Efficacy Practices for Effective High Schools; Varying Instruction in the English Classroom: Multiple Intelligences; Differentiated Learning; Making Hospitality Count; Violence Prevention and Media Literacy; Active Classroom Management Strategies; This is How We Do It: Strategies for Engaging the Reluctant Learner; Developing a Comprehensive Magnet Program; Career Exploration in Restructuring High School; On Common Ground: Building Blocks for Poetry: A Vertical Team Approach to Effective Poetry Analysis and Building Blocks for Poetry: Curriculum Reflection; The Odyssey: Seeing My Journey through Film; The Lenten Experience: A 40 Day Revival; That was Then, This is Now (in production)

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