Experience teaching third and fifth grade including gifted and talented and inclusion students. Experience writing science curriculum and planning, developing, and implementing staff training.
For reading, I mainly use a whole group to small group approach in a two-book classroom. For math, I use the same whole-to-small group approach and centers. In math, my students explore to find the correct method then we discuss and practice. I use the 5E lesson planning template to plan and implement my math lessons. Additionally, I use assessments to plan centers weekly or biweekly for students to enrich, practice, or have a reteach of skills. In reading, depending on the skill, I have my students try to figure out how to solve a problem or use a strategy on their own and then we practice with graphic organizers and writing. Many times I teach a skill whole group and then students work independently using the skill in a seperate text. During this independent time I pull two or three groups to work with the skill in the text that they are reading.
Walmart Teacher of the Year 2006 Chosen STEM liason to help guide our school and provide support in the changeover to the Common Core Curriculum
Loyola University Maryland, BA in Elementary Education Johns Hopkins University, Certificate in Teaching the Adult Learner Currently completing a MA in Curriculum and Instruction at Loyola University Maryland
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