I've been teaching 7th grade ELA in Central Texas for more than 15 years.
I believe students won't learn until they feel safe and seen, so I try hard to make connections with them. Also, writing is personal. Asking students to share their words is asking a lot, so I share mine first. I complete as many writing assignments with my students as time allows.
- New Jersey Writing Project (2000), ESL Certification, University of Texas UTeach Mentor, and I once guessed the "Mystery Baby" picture in the faculty newsletter and won a jeans pass.
I have a BA in English from The University of Texas at Austin and am certified to teach 6th-12th grade English.
I am a published poet and short story author. To find out more about the real me, visit: https://cariejuettner.com/