I've taught 1st-7th grades and have been a Reading Intervention Specialist in my 15 years of teaching. I found that the grade level doesn't matter as much as the opportunities I have to mentor kids to find growth and success in their own lives.
I am a fan of using a variety of teaching styles to meet the diverse needs of my students. I often observe as I'm teaching and switch the delivery method if I see the current instructional strategy isn't working. I like kinesthetic memorization techniques (pairing movement to information) as well as story-telling to help explain a concept. Allowing students to investigate concepts on their own, as well as, come up with their own projects to explain their learning are also some of my favorite methods.
Feather River Teacher of the Year 2012
I have an AA from Sierra College in Liberal Arts. I have a BA from Sacramento State University in Psychology with a minor of Criminal Justice. (More helpful than you might think!) I got my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sacramento State University, as well. I have been trained in Love & Logic, Nurtured Heart, and Peer Coaching, and I was a BTSA Support Provider for many years.
I am a wife, mother, teacher, writer, and Crossfitter. Teaching has been the true calling of my life, and I am so glad I had the support of a great BTSA Mentor to help me on my way! After all these years, I still love teaching, and I'm also excited to start writing lessons for TpT!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community