I just started teaching at a special needs school in summer 2008. I taught in a low-income urban school for 6 years, and prior to that I was a substitute teacher, taught in a private school, taught 3rd/4th grade Sunday School, and co-lead a church youth group. I also worked in higher education, not as a professor, but in marketing, curriculum, assessment, and accreditation. I have certifications and training in online course design/development and instructional technology.
I like to mix things up and do a variety of different things in my classroom. I wouldn't say that I have one particular style - come to my classroom on different days and I will be doing different things in different ways.
Employee of the Month - April 2009
B.A. Biblical/Theological Studies and Youth Ministry (1998) | M.Ed. Christian Education (2009) | M.S. Special Education (in progress)
I believe that every student deserves a chance and I'm not going to give up on them. Students are more than just test scores - they are children. I love all of my students and try my hardest to keep them actively engaged in instruction and learning. I try to make learning fun by using hands-on activities, games, and songs (well, raps, really, since that's what my students like). NOTE: All items purchased from my Teachers-pay-Teachers store are paid digital downloads. These items are bound by U.S. and International copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting items (or any part thereof) on the internet are all strictly prohibited without prior permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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