I enjoyed 20+ years in the classroom; the majority of those in 6th grade, with some of the earlier years in 5th and 5/6 multiage settings. With my current company, I'm enjoying the challenge of working with K-6. Post-classroom experience had me working with 1st-4th graders in after-school enrichment.
I believe children learn best through real-life, hands-on experiences, preferably in a problem-based situation when possible, where the teacher is a facilitator of that learning. Active learning sparks curiosity and creativity.
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Undergrad from Texas Tech University; Masters in Education (MAELT) from Regis University; Gifted & Talented Cohort through Jeffco & DU; Colorado Geographic Alliance Teacher Consultant; highly qualified in math.
While I am retired from the classroom, I continue to enjoy working with students through my before/after-school enrichment company, Learning Adventures, LLC, creating meaningful experiences that challenge their thinking and support their classroom instruction.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Drama, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text