I taught for four years at an urban, under performing middle school (7th grade level). I learned how to teach every lesson in a format that was differentiated or for inclusion due to this. I am now (for the last 4 years) in a suburban high school. I have taught freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The subject matter ranges from: Genre Studies (Freshmen), American Literature (Sophomores), and British Literature (Juniors). I have encountered many types of students of varying needs and levels based on IEPs, 504s and ELL/ESL plans. I have also taught the Alternative School program within my school.
As a teacher I believe that students need to trust you before they will let you teach them. My lessons are paced and build. I do a lot of data driven instruction and report student progress to them through conferencing. I believe in the workshop method and letting students be responsible for their own learning. We are simply the guides :)
I was nominated for Best New Educator (New England League of Middle Schools).
I have my Bachelor's Degree in English- Literature and Criticism. I am half way through my Masters in the Art of Teaching.
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