Mister VA Back to School
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As Veterans Day approaches, Lt. Col. John McCrae's famous poem "In Flanders Fields" is often read. With poppies given for donations at shopping centers by veterans groups, middle schoolers can be given a keen awareness of "The war to end all wars"
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Use this concise power point to give students a foundation for our own Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Utilizing summary points for the 3 documents (original text is NOT included), show how students can make the connection in Civics,
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Designed for Social Studies classes that utilize the DBQ, this close reading lesson should not be considered as exclusively a DBQ lesson. Using a variant of the RAINBOW peer editing model, groups of students will move about the room viewing
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All 19 Common Core standards have two essential question slides in this 40 slide Power Point Presentation, which is my best-selling product. You may use one per week either as an opening bell work exercise or for an exit ticket after completing a
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Famous quotes are famous because so many people quote them. Why not your students? A simple exercise, whether in Language Arts or Social Studies, is to have your students copy down a famous quote each week. You are teaching across the curriculum,
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Why not combine several useful skills into what can be perceived as a dull topic? Contained within this list of 15 landmark Supreme Court cases are activities geared toward research and presentation of a case by partners in the classroom. You may
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Reading a classic is the quickest way to expose your students to new vocabulary. Presenting their newfound knowledge to their fellow students is the best way for them to add that vocabulary to their written and spoken expression. Imagine your
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This short Power Point is ideal to show your students how to add sizzle to their writing and to spice up their word choices. With some animations, this PPT may be used as a mini-lesson or whole class lesson. Replacement words for overused words
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Every student likes to be recognized on their birthday. But not every birthday occurs during the school year. So, why not give students the opportunity to find out what happened on their special day throughout history? This fun lesson incorporates
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This close reading exercise is not a full DBQ, but rather a close reading lesson with stations designed for group rotation. 8 passages from the "grievance" section of the Declaration of Independence are included as documents to analyze, which
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If you have had your jaw left agape by reviewing writing samples, then you probably are at a loss as to where you should begin re-teaching instruction. Texting has brought us the best of things and the worst of things. This nifty power point
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Does it drive you nuts when you see students complete state testing segments with 45 minutes remaining? You just KNOW that student has wasted an opportunity to score well. Does "Check your work" fall on deaf ears? This 12 slide Power Point will
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This is a concise power point that will give your young historians the highlights of several different forms of government. Terms rarely used outside of the classroom like autocracy are included. Ideally, this can be used for note taking purposes,
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“Who doesn’t like a conspiracy theory? With the killing of President John Kennedy, there is no shortage of them. Almost all of them have ardent supporters and insistent detractors—including the official findings put forth by the Warren Commission.
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This comprehensive 135 slide Power Point includes all of the new standards and is separated into the 5 categories. This can be used for bell work, or as a framework to address standards with your students. All standards have at least 2 slides, and
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Dispel the notions that we went directly from the Declaration of Independence to George Washington as our first president. As a transition between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, this nifty power point on the Articles of
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What makes a political cartoon work? Is it the humor? The moment? The satire? Introduce your young historians to the world of political cartoons and sharpen their critical thinking skills with this 11 slide power point which incorporates the use
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If you have your students write for bell work each morning, why not incorporate the new Common Core Standards into their writing topics. As a power point, this lesson may be used as a weekly prompt, a review of your lesson material that addresses
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If you have your students write for bell work each morning, why not incorporate the new Common Core Standards into their writing topics. As a power point, this lesson may be used as a weekly prompt, a review of your lesson material that addresses
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We have all heard the quotes, the snippets, the excerpts---but what about the whole speeches? Great for Language Arts or Social Studies, this open ended lesson will provide great discussion or research questions for your young charges and will
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After my rookie year teaching Grade 7 Language Arts, I have moved over to Grade 7 Civics for 2013-14. Having a wide range of experience which includes running for the legislature, being on several towns' Boards of Civil Authority, being Town Chair of a political party in 3 towns as well as serving on County & State Committees, being a Planning Commission member, and a Library Trustee--my new assignment has me quite excited. This is my second year as a teacher (2012-13) after having been in banking & finance since graduating from the University of Maine's College of Business Administration in 1979. I was a long term substitute for Intensive Writing (grades 7 &8) last year, and also was a Classroom Teaching Assistant for an American History class and Language Arts block for Grade 8. I completed an alternate certificate program in 2011 and possess 6 certifications in the State of Florida. Additionally, I taught banking classes for over 10 years to adult students including Economics, Money & Banking, Principles of Banking, Mortgage Loan Processing, and Introduction to Mortgage Lending.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am approaching students as I did customers from my 30 years in the business world. I believe they all can be successful and my main goal is to be an encourager to all of my students, just as I was when running an office.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Marketing Award Mortgage Originator Magazine 2007 VHFA Top Originator Award--Orleans County 2008 *Certified Mortgage Professional Designation 2005 (Vermont); 2008 (New Hampshire) *First person to attain designation in both states.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Maine B.S. Finance New England School of Banking at Williams College South Florida State College Educator Preparation Institute

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Certified in Middle Grades Math 5-9, Middle Grades English 5-9, Middle Grades Social Science 5-9, Business Education 6-12, and Elementary K-6. http://pinterest.com/misterva/ http://mistervabacktoschool.blogspot.com/ Follow me on twitter @MisterVA_BTS

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