Have 12 years of experience working with and instructing children in an urban school district. Currently work as a 6th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at an elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Author of the Teen Novel: Accidental Impact Author of the Adult Novel: Forgotten Sin
I fully believe that lesson plans need to involve a high level of engagement. That said, lessons need to be multi-modal in their design incorporating visually appealing material, multiple mediums, and a variety of activities that go along with high-interest stories and articles. Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships have become the framework in which I design and instruct lessons. The goal is to develop a high level of critical and creative thinking and output (Quad D) with students. Students need to be able to adapt to the ever-changing world economy and advances. Their path to success starts in the classroom...
Awarded to the Chancellor’s List for outstanding performance at the graduate level. Awarded the Dream Keeper’s Award for excellence in teaching.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – Columbus, Ohio BA - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology - June 2002 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – Columbus, Ohio M.Ed. - Master of Education - Middle Childhood Development - July 2005 THE INSTITUTE OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE – West Redding, Conn. Diploma - Writing for Children and Teenagers – January 2007 NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY - Highland Heights, Kentucky MAE – Master of English – Creative Writing Certificate - December 2015
Brian Hershey is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Education. He began writing for children and teens after attaining a diploma from The Institute of Children's Literature based out of West Redding, CT. He received a second Master's degree in English/Creative Writing from Northern Kentucky University. Currently, he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio along with his dog, Gus, and continues to write and teach at a local elementray school.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading