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In order to continue building our professional learning community, this form helped set a purpose for the observation as well as giving observing teachers a place to keep notes and plan for implementation of new ideas for their classrooms. This
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This is an aligned to Common Core (ELA) 16 question study guide including a "think aloud" and a mini art project tied to Common Core writing standards. It covers the first five chapters of Tom Sawyer. Not only will it help make sure comprehend the
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This is a curriculum map for a poetry unit. Assessments are listed with objectives. Big Ideas and Essential Questions are also used. Poetry quiz and rubric mentioned on curriculum map also listed onTpT sales page.
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This is a form for teachers to use when they observe their peers. The form can be easily completed, yet it focuses on important aspects of teaching and student learning. The form will set a purpose for the peer observation and allows teachers to
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This is an aligned to Common Core (ELA) 17 question study guide tied to Common Core reading and writing standards, and it also includes a vocabulary graphic organizer. The guide covers the chapters 6-10 of Tom Sawyer. Not only will it help make
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This is a general rubric for analyzing literature: Common Core Standard correlation 7/8.RL.1,2 Analyze plot development (e.g., conflict, subplots, parallel episodes) to determine how conflicts are resolved. Analyze the influence of setting (e.g.,
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This is a high level "real world" scenario-based math problem to meet the following Common Core Standard: 6.G.1. Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing
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The purpose of this rubric is to measure four of the Common Core Standards’ Math Practices. By assessing the way students approach a problem, teachers and students can both gain insight to help them become more successful. This rubric has four of
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This is a lesson from a TAP training on incorporating thinking and problem solving strategies in lesson plans.
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This is a rubric for a principal and teaching staff to use to measure the effectiveness of a teacher professional growth plan. Teachers can set their own goals and monitor and adjust as the year continues while collecting evidence and data to show
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This is an aligned to Common Core (ELA) 11 question study guide tied to Common Core reading and writing standards, and it also includes a graphic organizer to help students answer one of the questions and prompt the writing process. The guide
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This is a 15 question quiz with original poems to test for mastery over the following objectives: *Determine the meaning of figurative language, including similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, hyperbole, and technical language. *Draw
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This is a rubric and accompanying questions to determine mastery for explaining how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of the text (5.RL.5).
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This is a poetry rubric to meet the following objective: Write in a variety of expressive forms (e.g. poetry) that, according to mode, employ figurative language and appropriate format
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Instead of a book report, have students think critically with the journal entry. Students write about a novel of their choice, and this tool will assist you in seeing that the truly read the book and that they mastered the following Common Core
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This item contains an assessment looking at Common Core Standards 7/8.RL.1 and 7/8.RL.2. In addition, the RACE strategy is used to help students master these strategies as well has having them self and peer assess. The next item is a social
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This is a research-based project to help students take a different approach to writing about and discussing character development. Students create a PowerPoint, collage, or drawing that compares/contrasts how the character of Martin Luther King,
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This is a rubric created for 5th grade science for their unit on simple machines. They will be creating a Rube Goldberg during class and using this rubric in combination with their labs. This rubric does not specifically mention the Rube Goldberg,
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This is a template for curriculum maps.
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This strategy calls students to think more deeply about concepts being taught in class. Between each box/bubble, they ask, "Why is that important?" This will allow students to make meaning of informational or literary texts being read. Our
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Principal - Shore Middle School Principal - Paradise Honors High School Master Teacher - 8 years ELA Teacher - 8 1/2 years Mastery Learning Facilitator - 1 year Taught grades 9-12 In Learning Facilitator position, I worked with all contents K-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student centered, mastery of objectives

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Governor's Educational Leadership Award, Ohio; National Board Certified Teacher; Speaker at National TAP Conference in Washington, D.C.; Published author - National Council of Teachers of English, theoretical book rationale Paradise Honors High School - a Newsweek top 500 school (2015)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH; MA from Cleveland State University; former US Sailing Instructor EDA Certificate - Arizona State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I became a principal, I was a Nationally Board Certified Master Teacher who provided service to cross-curricular staff in grades 5-8.  My background includes teaching language arts in grades 7-12 in which I re-certified my National Board Certification, and I earned a Master’s Degree in Education (Management).  I just left Paradise Honors High School, which under my tenure became top-rated school in Arizona and the nation. I am now principal back home in Ohio at Shore Middle School where I started my career. My opportunities have led me to hold positions as an adjunct instructor at Ashland University, a Mastery Learning Facilitator in Perry, Ohio, as well as receiving the Governor’s Educational Leadership Award from the State of Ohio as well as earning a ranking from Newsweek in my current high school as being in the top 1.8% in the nation (2015). On a personal note, my wife and I foster and adopt children. We currently have eight, which is a long way from our "one and done" days. Jesus, indeed, has a sense of humor.

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