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 am finishing a second Masters degree in Education Technology and Adult Education from Boise State University (May, 2014). Currently, I hold 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 also the author of over 50 books for children and educators. Find more free activities and games at my Kids Write blog: playtowrite.wordpress.com
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Career and Technical Education, Geography, Gifted and Talented, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Halloween, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading