I have worked for several years in multi-age classrooms, including fourth-sixth grade classrooms; fifth-sixth classrooms; seventh-eighth classrooms, and single grade eighth grade classrooms. I have a strong Montessori background with certification in both lower and upper elementary Montessori. I have taught a layered and multi-subject curricula, including a combined ELA/social studies class and general education classroom with multiple grades.
Montessori, student-led, guided practice; respectful, peaceful classroom
Curriculum chair, Social Studies (2013-2014)
BA, History MA, Education with a focus on middle grades social studies Licensed in K-5 general education, MS ELA and MS social studies.
Although I have Montessori background and training, a majority of my experience has been in a public Montessori school, teaching a modified Montessori curriculum based on the Common Core/Essential Standards required by the state. I have been able to remain authentic to Maria Montessori's ideals of self-determination by offering a series of self-paced, self-guided units with both scaffolded support and extensions for students of all ability levels.
English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, Chemistry, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Literature, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Close Reading