Intermediate grade teacher, 2008-2016 Trainer/Professional development coach 2015-present
Different modalities - lots of hands-on activities!
Intermediate Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Studied Elementary Education MA in Integrated Curriculum (in progress)
I've been teaching since 2008, but I've worked with kids ever since sixth grade when my teacher paired me up with a first grade buddy to tutor in reading and math. I made my first lesson plan and worksheet that year: and printed it all out on that continuous feed paper. Do you remember that stuff? I think I spent more time taking off the perforated edges than making my lesson plans! When I graduated with my teaching degree in 2008, I moved to a different state to work in a Title 1 school. I fell in love with teaching 5th grade and taught it for many years! I also taught reading & math intervention and 4th-6th grade high achieving & gifted students. I've taught every ability level and personality type. Being a hands-on and visual learner myself, my focus was always on differentiating activities to reach every single student. I now work with teachers online and in-person to help serve their students with highly engaging lessons. I'm passionate about project-based learning, STEM, STEAM, and hands-on activities. You can connect with me on my blog: http://www.performingineducation.com/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, The New Year, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community