I am proud to have taught in the public schools for 20 years. I now teach education courses at the university level. I am also the author of over 50 books for children and educators.
I believe in a balanced approach. I find project-based inquiry learning most effective for motivating learners and supporting real-world applications. I am also a proponent of play-based learning and feel strongly we need to bring creative and authentic child-centered learning back into classrooms. Yes-this can be accomplished while still meeting the Common Core State Standards!
Teachers' Choice Award Winner for Kids Write! Cray Scholar Award for Science Education
I have a second Masters degree in Education Technology and Adult Education from Boise State University (May, 2014), as well as a Masters in Professional Development from University Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and BS degree in Environmental Education and Elementary Education from Michigan State University.
I am the author of over 50 books for children and educators, including interactive eBooks for NSTA.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Gifted and Talented, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Halloween, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading