I spent two wonderful years teaching 6th grade English/Language Arts at a rural Intermediate school in Texas before deciding to stay home with my daughter. Prior to that, I taught 6th grade Social Studies for one year at the same school. My student teaching was spent at an urban school in Kindergarten. I also did a pre-internship in a 4th grade classroom.
My teaching style tends to lean toward the Demonstrator style. When I taught ELA, my units were centered around a novel and a writing style (e.g. We read the novel "Crash" and worked on personal narratives). I generally like to follow the "I Do-We Do-You Do" method, often utilizing PowerPoint presentations or discussion questions over our current novel. I cannot stress enough the importance of MODELING for one's students! SHOW them what you expect instead of just telling them. That eliminates at least 50% of the questions they have.
Gilmer ISD Rookie of the Year 2013-2014
B.S. Elementary Education - Western Michigan University
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Numbers, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text