I spent 10 years as a classroom teacher. While that time was mostly spent with middle and high school students; I spent a significant amount of time developing materials for elementary teachers in my district. I moved on to become a curriculum supervisor. I am now finishing my time as a professional development provider. That opportunity provided me with such a wealth of experience through interacting with some of the best teachers throughout the country. It also allowed me to write a book (Social Studies Can be SPECtacular) which features 7 teaching strategies for creating a more engaging classroom!
I am all about utilizing technology to unlock critical thinking and use of primary sources and informational text in classrooms. Images, videos, one-to-one computing environments as well as hands-on manipulatives are great ways to engage students.
Teacher of the Year Who's Who Among American High School Teachers Presenter at ASCD, NCSS, PCSS, FCSS, TCSS
BA in History MA in Educational Administration
Teacher, author and professional development provider. Passionate about the classroom and the content. I literally have a TON of lessons that I am going to upload. If there is any topic from K-12 that you might want to see sooner than later - drop me a line. I might have it in my editing pipeline and could move it to a higher priority!!! I ALWAYS upload my files in a form that is editable by you. I firmly believe that you should be able to change things and make them your own!! :-)
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Critical Thinking, Literature, Character Education, Writing, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators