I have over 20 years experience teaching fifth math.
Twenty-two years of teaching fifth-graders math has continually evolved my approach to teaching. I try to have a varied approach to teaching math. Sure, pencil and paper work-it-out is a large part of it. But, more and more, I have learned to stress other things. I really enjoy hearing their ideas on how to solve problems. I often find their way is better than mine. I then have one more way to teach it. I have humor in my teaching because I tend to see humor in most everything. I like silly and it comes through when I teach even if I am having a bad day. One thing is constant: the kids are still awesome! I learn to enjoy them more each day. The favorite thing I love to hear is "I thought this would be hard but it's easy!"
I have been teacher of the year.
I have a BA in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education. I have a M.Ed. and Ed.S. in middle grades education with a concentration in mathematics. I am currently certified to teach middle grades and secondary math. I am also certified to teach middle grades social studies and language arts.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer