It is hard to believe that I started teaching middle school Social Studies in 1996. Time just flies right by! Since then I have mainly taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, but have also taught a law-related elective course and a prep class for a high school entrance exam. I have presented at faculty meetings, conferences and workshops on technology-related topics. I love teaching middle school and conveying my love of history to my students! Each year I look forward to improving past lessons to help make my Social Studies class engaging and fun!
As a middle school teacher, I vary teaching methods day-to-day and within a class period to capture and maintain my students interest. I am lucky to have access to technology in my district and am able to incorporate on a daily basis. For example, I use a smart board every day and also use computer labs and iPads to enhance my lessons. I love all different kinds of music! Although my students sometimes roll their eyes at my song choices (ha!) I like to enhance my lessons with music-sometimes related to the time period and sometimes more modern music.
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I have two master's degrees: one in Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12) and the other in Technological Systems Management. I continue to take professional development workshops and attend conferences to remain knowledgeable about current trends in education.
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English Language Arts, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , Informational Text, Engineering