Mary Pomeroy

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United States - Virginia - Alexandria
Mary Pomeroy
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My personal philosophy is that of Confucius: "I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand."
 
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History books don't spend much time on the Vietnam War, but an understanding of that conflict, the politics at home and how it continues to affect veterans is vital to understanding returning veterans from Middle East wars as well. Author Tim
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The perfect teaching tool to allow students to independently research and create a visual presentation on the important topic of Native Americans, oppression and socialization of Natives and a Native writer who, herself, understands the culture and
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Begin your school year or end your school year with this hands-on, FUN activity to refresh students' knowledge of or test their knowledge of parts of speech. Using colored sheets of construction paper, one color for each part of speech, students
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Send your journalism students off on an assignment that will test their abilities to interview, research, find primary sources in addition to secondary and write with depth and insights. This one-page assignment sheet gives these options: a Self
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 39 years and was not looking to retire, but a job change and move for my husband ended my career as i knew it. I taught K-12 art, 7-12 English, Advanced Placement English, ELL and speech and journalism both on the high school and college levels. I worked for 10 years on creating standards and benchmarks and on curriculum development and continue to write and speak professionally on teaching methods, classroom management, assessment, diversified learning and student-centered learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have long followed the philosophy of Confucius, 500 BC, who said "I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I DO and I understand." Only when we step away from the lectern and allow students to discover and share, will they learn and remember. Education is not memorizing; it is critical thinking and problem solving. With those skills a child will succeed in any endeavor; be it higher ed, a vocation or life skills. I have a handmade poster on my wall that says the 3 C's are integral - Critically thinking, Comprehending, Communicating.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In education I was honored twice in the last five years for national recognition: the first was the Coca-Cola scholarship Distinguished Educator Award, presented to me after being nominated by one of my students who won that scholarship and is now studying at Harvard. Another student nominated me for a comparable award, naming me her Most Influential Teacher. She has just completed her undergrad at Stanford and has earned a scholarship to work on her masters at Yale.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

The use of technology is vital, I believe, for students to be able to compete in the job market, so I incorporate technology into nearly every lesson I teach. I also suffer from CAPD and understand that an alarming number of students do as well, so every lesson I prepare is prepared as a visual (Power Point, iMovie, etc.) so students not only hear, but see the lesson. I also am a firm believer in the teaching of vocabulary skills in order to be a better reader with a more profound ability to comprehend.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the mother of three sons, one of whom is also an English teacher; one coaches baseball in Europe; the other is a corporate fitness manager. My greatest joy is being grandmother to three little boys. I am married and, after living in North Dakota for 60 years, now live in Washington DC.

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