In my 25 years of teaching, I have taught full day and half day kindergarten programs, Early Literacy Intervention Classes and grades 1-4. I currently conduct workshop on how to maximize each student's reading and writing potential using synthetic phonics.
I believe in empowering children through numerous and varied learning opportunities. I think that children need direct, explicit instruction, plenty of occasions to explore and experiment with what they are learning and opportunities to inquire and discover to maximize their learning potential. I also contend that teachers need to use assessment to determine each child’s strengths and weaknesses in the process of learning to read and write and that they use assessment information to direct their instruction.
Author of Jolly Songs - Jolly Learning Co. (Jolly Phonics); Author - Essential Kindergarten Assessments - Scholastic NY; Professional Jolly Phonics Trainer; Editor Candocubes - UK.
BA, B ED.; Sharing Intellectual Knowledge with Colleagues and Keeping Current with Research on the Science of Reading.
AUTHOR: Easy Assessments for Pre-Kindergarten, & Essential Kindergarten Assessments for Reading, Writing and Math, Scholastic, NY; and Teacher's Guide and Template Book, Can Do Cubes, UK; CO-AUTHOR: Jolly Songs, Jolly Learning, UK Current: Creative Author Teacher Pay Teachers
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Numbers, Science, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Writing, en Français, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day, Easter, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics