I have taught thousands of teachers and students over my career in education including 33 years in the classroom, 18 of those years facilitating hands-on math and science workshops in the summer as a national consultant for AIMS Education, and now as a teacher coach. My goal is to provide practical, easy to implement information and research-based ideas that can be used for years.
My teaching style in the classroom and as a facilitator of teacher workshops is always hands-on and interactive. I always think, "What am I going to do to teach this concept followed by reading and writing about the concept and ending with the making of a picture, graph, chart, or graphic organizer to build a bridge to higher-level thinking."
My biggest and most exciting honor was writing and being awarded a three year grant in 2005 that named my school, Harriet Tubman School in Dolton, IL, a NASA Explorer School.
Besides gaining a masters degree in curriculum and design, I have had the opportunity to receive leadership training for over 20 years from the AIMS Education Foundation in both science and math followed by leadership training with Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt School publishers and Pearson Education with trainings by renowned researchers like Isabel Beck, Dorothy Strickland, and Pam Allyn.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Career and Technical Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading