Over 3 years of classroom experience and 5 years of homeschool teaching experience. I have taught 2nd-grade Mathematics through Algebra 1. The math classes I taught were combined; 2nd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th. What an experience! I have also taught 5th-6th grade Reading, Art and Social Studies. Also 7th-8th Social Studies. All in the same year if you were wondering.
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Phi-Theta-Kappa Honor Society
I have an Elementary Education degree and I am certified to teach Mid-Level Math (Pre-Algebra - Geometry)
I am a 5th year homeschooling mother. My daughter is in 11th grade. The journey to homeschooling was actually the same reason I started teaching. I got very tired of the same old parent-teacher conferences. "She talks to much", "She doesn't pay attention", and "She could do better on these state tests" are all phrases I got used to hearing. We were already spending hours on homework. I was well aware of her attention needs, but as you know, I can't follow her everywhere. I know how to get her to focus because I work with her every day. I am not blaming the teachers, don't think that (well maybe a few). I am merely pointing out that I know what my daughter needs and she wasn't getting that. So... I decided I was going to start teaching so I could help students like my daughter. My first teaching position was at a private Catholic school. My daughter just happened to be in my class that year. This was great because I was able to see exactly what these teachers were experiencing. Only, I didn't understand their positions because what I saw was a very bright girl that liked to visit with her neighbor. After two years at this school (I truly loved teaching there), I decided to quit due to personal health issues. Because I was quitting I felt pulled to homeschool my daughter. Everyone except my mom and sister hated the idea... Even my husband. I just could not send her back to the school she had transferred from (I could not afford the private school tuition without my discount). I knew how many tears she had shed over not feeling good enough or smart enough. After teaching her I knew how sharp she really was. So I did it... I made the decision. I haven't looked back since. I have to be honest, I have learned so much about teaching since I started homeschooling. It's kinda a strange thought, but it is true. I have had to teach her every subject since 7th grade. There were plenty of tears last year during Chemistry, hers and my own. I have learned so much about teaching and my daughter. I have learned several things about my health. I also learned that teaching is the most prone profession to having an autoimmune disease. Please know that I am not condemning public education, I am merely pointing out that we still have so much to learn as an education system. I truly feel that I have learned a wealth of things from homeschooling my daughter that will help me when I am able to go back to teaching. For now, I love to share the things I make to other teachers. Sharing is caring!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Geography, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer