Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work

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Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
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I teach like I want my own children to be taught - days filled with rich, meaningful, interpersonal activities.
 
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
The President's State of the Union Address is democracy in action. Make history and current events come alive through this interactive viewing activity. Students watch the speech and use this guide to help them understand the ceremony, the speech,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Internet Activities
$2.50
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
Make watching the presidential debates especially meaningful with this student friendly guide. This allows students to focus in on one or more questions during the debate. It's flexible in use, and you can differentiate the assignment based on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, GATE, Printables
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
From best-selling teacher, this new Inauguration Viewing Guide is complete with historical background, famous inaugural quotes, essential vocabulary, and thought-provoking questions that will engage students learning, discussing, and/or watching the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.33
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
Students use their imagination while applying the geometric shapes they've learned. Students LOVE this project, and it provides enrichment for all student abilities. Make these Common Core math skill come alive with this project. This relates to
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Graphic Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4, 6.G.A.3
$1.49
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
This teacher and student friendly rubric helps students write clear answers with detail, evidence, and insightful explanations. My students' writing has improved considerably since we've started using it. Parents love it because it's so easy to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9
$1.49
2 ratings
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
Student or groups of students receive a mystery artifact. They use multiple sources and site evidence to tell what their artifact is, what natural resources were used to make it, where it was found, what culture created it, etc. After conducting
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Visual Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.6.8
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By Mary TV -- Thinking Minds at Work
You can get this item FREE when you purchase the "State of the Union Address Viewing Activity Guide" (available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store) assignment to them. This letter helps parents see that you are not advocating for a particular
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• 39 years K-6 teaching experience; • mentor teacher; • staff development facilitator (effective teaching strategies for student learning and mastery); • Team Kids Teacher Leader (service learning/community service); • University of CA, Irvine – Field Study Supervisor, • Chapman University Adjunct Professor

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom is highly interactive. Students are fully engaged in class discussions, cooperative learning and hands-on activities, personal research, and debate. Higher level questioning and effective responding behaviors encourage student involvement and deep thinking. I enjoy my students. We work hard and laugh often.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year; Irvine Teachers' Association "Who's Who" Award; PTA Founder's Day Awards; GATE Parent of the Year; University of CA, Irvine - Mentor of the Year; Phi Beta Kappa Award, UCLA

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Science, Psychology, UCLA; Masters in Science, Education, CA State University, Fullerton; Special Education Teaching Credential; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; GATE certification; English as 2nd Language certification

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Love: Outdoors – hiking, kayaking, river rafting, camping, cycling; • Travel – as much as possible; • Reading and book groups; • Swing dancing (lindy hop); • My family – husband, daughter, son

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