Over the last 15 years, I have taught all Social Studies areas and in a few ELA classrooms. My experience ranges from teaching grades 6 through 12, and I have had all levels of classes, including Special Education collaboration and gifted and talented. I have also taught on an advanced curriculum team, AP courses, and honors/advanced classes at the middle and high school level.
Multiple-Intelligences with many interactive and group-based activities. I also love using centers, even at the high school level! It works!
National Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Facing History and Ourselves Teacher Disney Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist KY Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Who's Who Among American High School Teachers
Bachelors of Arts in History and Secondary Education with a major in History and a minor in Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies Masters of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Instruction Numerous trainings and classes in areas of focus for my Social Studies classroom
I love teaching! And now that I am an established classroom teacher, I love sharing my knowledge and skills with new teachers. My book and blog, A Lesson Plan for Teachers, aims at helping new teachers settle into the classroom with ease and also helps them to overcome the obstacles that most new teachers face as they begin in our sometimes challenging profession!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, History, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Women's History Month, Classroom Community