I've spent most of my adult life working in some aspect of education. Behind the scenes, I've scored standardized tests and worked in the financial-aid office of a technical school. I've also done volunteer work teaching English to advanced ESL adults. In the classroom, I'm a veteran substitute teacher in the local elementary schools. Most of my assignments are requests from bilingual teachers.
With younger children, I enjoy using songs and stories to present lessons. Otherwise, I'd call myself pretty straightforward. Visual aids are my friends.
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My bachelor's degree is in secondary education, with Spanish and English as teaching fields. Nevertheless, the time I've spent substituting in elementary schools has taught me a great deal about the importance of teaching children the basics early.
I'm fond of languages, whether they're spoken languages, music, or cooking.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics