Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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A full week of fun and engaging plans for Middle School (and upper elementary) that focus on community building, going over class agreements (rules)/ procedures and group dynamics. There's so many activities, it's probably more than one person
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This PowerPoint explains what plagiarism is using Kaavya Viswanathan as an example. You might remember that she is the former Harvard student who plagiarized Megan McCarthy's novel and was very publicly "busted". After showing a real-life example
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You read the student IEPs, know what the accommodations are, but now what? You want to know specific things you can do to help your students LEARN and you need the research from the first pages of this flipbook to back you up at IEP meetings or
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Get your students with special needs motivated and on track with what they are working for right in front of them in a handy little booklet of cards! This is how it works: 1. Students earn points during class for things like: -completing
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This zipped file includes a pdf of the Learning Strategies standards for Florida and 102 posters of the standards in "I can" format for you to post in your classroom as your learning goals. The standards are: US.PK12.CL.1.1b: Apply skills and
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This resource of 3 different behavior systems will help any new middle school teachers set up a class management system for their new classes! One system is based on "behavior cards", one is based on a ticket system, and one is based on point
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Are you setting up a syllabus for the first time? Here's a peek at two different syllabi that I have used in my 23 years of teaching. They cover all the basics to help you get started with your own class! If you'd like a checklist to help you
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching for 23 years in middle school, I've decided that's the place for me! I taught for ten years in the Orange County (Florida) Public School system at primarily the sixth grade level. During that time I taught Language Arts, remedial reading, social studies and exceptional student education (aka special education). Then for 6 years I taught sixth grade Math, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders in a private, independent school. Now I am back in public school and am teaching Language Arts to students with and without Special Needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style embodies all manners of creativity. I use any medium possible to share information and knowledge in new ways. This includes art, music, role-playing, and anything active. I am also a big fan of the Responsive Classroom and Tribes ways of teaching. These methods draw students into a community and helps them learn the curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment. My colleagues call me the "Kum-by-yah" teacher and I'm ok with that. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was named teacher of the year in 2007.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo. Bachelor of Art in English from SUNY Geneseo. Master of Education from Rollins College.

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Teaching is not a job, it's what I do.

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