I am a 4th grade teacher in Maryland! I previously taught 3rd grade. I also have experience as a long term substitute in 2nd grade.
I believe that children learn best when they are presented with information in a variety of ways and are given some freedom to explore on their own. I don't present new topics in the same way every time, but rather use a variety of strategies to engage every student. I think that it is important for students to have opportunities to develop their personal ideas as well as gain cooperative learning skills by working as part of a classroom team. Social/emotional development is important too, so creating a unified, positive classroom environment is crucial.
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Grove City College
I strive to glorify God through everything I do.--> James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. (Lessons by Leah Logo Credits: The Classroom Clips www.theclassroomclips.com & KB Neat https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Khrys-Bosland)