I have worked in multiple elementary schools in the Virginia area. I worked at a summer camp where some of my responsibilities were teaching arts and crafts and drama. I am currently working on my action research project where I am studying the testing and teaching of reading comprehension in grade 3,4, and 5. I have also taught ESL overseas in orphanages, shelters, and school to students ranging from Preschool - 12th grade. The countries I have taught in include Ghana, India, Philippines, Thailand, Peru, and Romania.
I believe children learn best through experience and activity. The best way to teach someone is through tactile learning. I want students to enjoy what they are doing while they learn.
-Points of Light Award -Virginia Governor's Volunteerism Award Honor -Eber & Wein Publishing Honor in Poetry
I am currently an undergraduate at Shenandoah University studying elementary education.
I love to make lessons for children that both stimulate, and educate their young minds. If a child enjoys themselves during a lesson, they are more likely to retain the information. School should be a place for learning, but that doesn't mean it can't also be a fun and enjoyable experience. Making lessons that are active and entertaining may take more effort and time, than making a simple lecture, however, the work is definitely worth it. *The profits from my page will be donated to the organization Volunteer for the Visayans. This organization, among many things, works to help children in the Philippines receive a much need education. Having personally worked in country with this program I can attest to the great work they do and the lives they have saved. Please visit their web page and support this amazing organization. http://www.visayans.org
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Literature, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Library Skills, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading