I am a 6-9 Montessori teacher and teach grades 1-3. In my 5 years of experience, I have taught grades 1-5. This is my third year at my current school and I absolutely love it!
As a Montessorian, I encourage my students to be independent thinkers and learners. I teach in small groups, based on ability rather than grade level. Instead of desks, I teach my lessons on the floor, sitting in a circle. I use hands-on materials to teach complex content - so that students move from the more concrete to the abstract. I create PowerPoints for many of my cultural (science and social studies) lessons so that everyone can see them on my projection screen. I then upload them to google drive so that my students can access them and answer comprehension questions based off of the information.
Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts Girl Scout Gold Award Dean's List - 5 semesters Graduated Cum Lade
Private Montessori preschool: until age 5 Magnet elementary school: K-2 Private Catholic school: 3-8 Public high school: 9-12 Xavier University - Cincinnati, OH. I earned my BS in Montessori Elementary Education and a minor in theatre.
In addition to teaching, I'm also actively involved with local theatres - I stage manage, direct, and act.