Nicole Kraake

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Nicole Kraake
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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
 
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This is a packet of instagram templates for classroom use. Included is a blank author posting template, a blank profile page, and a blank page for additional comments. Would be great to use for biography, historical figures, or even as a get to
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…This common core rich, activity starts as a group collaboration, discussion, and quick presentation and ends with a student analyzing the factors that create his or her own unique culture. Students analyze and then synthesize the aspects that
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This is a CLOSE READING activity I created for my high level 6th grade, middle school students. It is Common Core based and covers ELA standards 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, and 6.10 re. academic vocabulary and facilitating students to connect and
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Mindfulness is about awareness... (and much more) Adolescents (and all of humanity) today live in a world driven by stimulus. Phones beep, buzz, and ring. There is constantly something to check, comment, or add to in order to keep up with the rush
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This is a 1-2 class activity creating social media profiles with hashtags for the Olympians. Easy Breezy lesson plan for a quick, easy, and engaging end of the unit or intro. to Mythology.
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This is a simple activity to do with any Judaism unit. It is a hands on activity to be used after a discussion on Important people in Judaism. This is one part of a multi page flip book for this unit. Create a whole body silhouette for the GOD
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for middle school, social studies for the last 17 years in the Palos Verdes Unified School District. Our district boasts some about some of the highest API scores in the state but I am mostly proud of the dynamic, engaged, and eager learners I encounter he in Palos Verdes. I have been a BTSA mentor and also on a variety of leadership and curriculum teams. I have an active Edmodo page of over 500 members, please feel free to join for engaging and enriching collaboration. http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/691b3270a27efd99a381f73728baed83

MY TEACHING STYLE

I pride myself on being innovative, exciting and creative in my lessons. I am a student centered teacher and utilize mind-mapping and many other interactive and hands on techniques to engage students. I believe students should engage in many different types of learning experiences within a unit in order to truly grasp the knowledge we are working hard to convey to them. In my class writing, thinking, collaboration, and speaking are infused throughout the program and the common core is nothing new just a new packaging for me. :)

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA Educational Administration and psychology California State University Long Beach Credential College of Notre Dame, Belmont, Ca BA Political Science San Diego State University Minor journalism

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have four kids (two are bonus kids) and a few dogs too.... My significant other Scott is my best friend... I love yoga, jogging, and hikes! I also love spending my days at the beach (biking or just chilling out with a good book and the family).

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