We have taught middle school and some high school in both urban and rural environments. The subjects we have taught include 6th grade Ancient Civilizations, 6th Grade World Geography, 7th Grade US History (Beginnings to Civil War), 8th Grade US History (Civil War to Present), and Spanish 1 (HS).
Our teaching style is highly varied, with an emphasis on student centered learning and developing critical thinking skills. We incorporate a blend of discussions, creative projects, debates, video, simulations, service learning and community interaction, independent learning, large and small group work, and a whole lot more in our instruction and materials. Within the framework of a Social Studies or Spanish classroom and beyond, we hope to spark creativity and foster growth of the whole student.
University of Illinois Directory of Teachers Ranked Excellent
Bachelor's Degree in History, Secondary Education, and Spanish from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana
In addition to teaching, our passions include cooking, traveling, photography, videography, learning about social and environmental issues, and spending time with our family and friends.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Career and Technical Education, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, The New Year, Presidents' Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Vocational Education, End of Year, Classroom Community