Naomi O’Brien is an educator, content creator, and author from Orlando, Fl with over 10 years of experience in the classroom. She has taught preK-5 in a variety of roles, but most of her time was spent in the K-2 grade levels. She has Early Elementary, ESOL, and Gifted and Talented endorsements. Naomi prides herself on building cultural connections with her students and their families and using researched based practices to provide quality education to students. Naomi has presented and shared her practices with teachers across the country and world through education conferences, her book, Unpack Your Impact, her self created educational resources, and through her social media platform as Read Like a Rock Star. Naomi’s passion for culturally responsive teaching, accurate primary social studies lessons, rigorous reading instruction, and social justice oriented education has been a driving force behind the message she hopes to instill in other educators and children.
My teaching style is very hands on. It's important for me to help the students make connections and feel like they own everything we are learning about. I like to make school fun and educational at the same time. My students come to school excited each day to see what they are going to learn and how they are going to learn it. I am very into technology and am constantly researching ways to use it to enhance my teaching. The students love it and their success is a direct result of it.
Team Leader my second year teaching. Teacher of the Year 2012-2013
University of Central Florida Elementary Education Degree
I have been teaching for 10+ years.I have experience in K-2 and K-5 for Gifted and Talented small groups.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Instrumental Music, Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Social Work, Other, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community