I have been teaching middle school for 14 years and sixth grade is my love. I have in fact taught sixth grade World Geography, and Ancient Civilization, as well as eighth grade U.S. History a few years. I have a Master of Science degree in Social Studies and am currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Leadership. I have taught regular classes, ELL Students, gifted and advanced in public schools, magnect schools, IBMYP schools and currently a Cambridge School. All schools were Title I.
I follow the constructivst style of teaching whereby lessons are desgined in a scaffolding manner - each activity building upon the other. Additionally, activities are student centered. I believe in the students uncovering most information and myself as the facilitator. I only have high expectations for all students and therefore my lessons promote abstract and critical thinking. If I ask my students to do it, I believe they will.
Mostly parent promotion:-) however, I had a student place 2nd in a Black History Essay Competition in the country's 3rd largest school-district. The suprise is that I am a history teacher not a language arts teacher. Ive presented to over 400 Social Studies teachers in this same district on the topic of Technology Integration in Social Studies Classrooms in 2011. Won a trip with Discovery Education Crew to Vermont in Summer of 2012
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I have a zest for life, learning and travel. My goal is to inspire students far beyond the scope of their dreams. I aim to change lives.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, Reading Strategies, Informational Text