This is my third year as a teacher in southern Arizona. I have taught 4/5 combo, 5th grade, and 5/6 combo. Much of my experience is with English language learners.
My teaching style is very straight forward, focusing on student centered activities and total engagement. My favorite teaching strategies are fun content-filled PowerPoints, creative worksheets that students can do together, task cards, and anything that involved cooperative learning, I think the best way to teach English to ELLs through the content areas is to use activities that combine at least two language domains to prepare students for English proficiency tests and life beyond the classroom.
2012 Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Nominee
Bachelor of Arts 2010: Elementary Education, minor in Spanish Master of Education 2013: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Reading Strategies, Decimals, Informational Text, Phonics