Ruth S.
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Ruth S.
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"I Believe Every Person is Born With Talent" ~ Maya Angelou
 
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Never have enough time to create templates or find forms that fit your needs? This 31 page packet provides many templates and forms that will ma...
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Behavior Reinforcing Students' Responsibility Are you constantly reminding students to be responsible and to demonstrat...
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Behavior Forms for Teachers Looking for an easy way to keep track of students who don't follow school rules? These forms are best used in upper ...
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Back to School Night Handouts and Tips Back to School Night is often stressful! Even seasoned teachers are anxious when they have to meet new p...
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Post these colorful mini signs around the room to remind kids what questions to ask as they're reading and writing. Included are: WHO WHAT WHY WH...
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Back to school is a time that you want to get to know your students and also assess how well they write. The pages of this questionnaire enable y...
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This chart is an easy way to record your students' progress in terms of comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation. There's plenty of ro...
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Binder Covers and Spine Labels in Delicious Sherbet Colors Dress up your files with my binder covers and labels created in delicious sherbet col...
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Keep these homework passes handy so that your students can be rewarded instantly! Give them to students who need a little extra "pat on the back"...
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Kids love to choose what they want to do on their birthdays! Print these out and keep them handy with a birthday calendar nearby. It's your spec...
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A great communication tool between school and home! Use for students who have difficulty organizing their materials, homework, class work and for...
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Great to display these in your room as a reminders. Noun, verb, adjective, adverb. Print in color or black and white. I'm a teacher/author an...
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Punch or Stamp Cards Class Management Do you have students who are constantly shouting out answers? Or some who distract others and yes even, th...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut and have served on ELA and history curricula committees. I was the Connecticut representative on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board and appeared on ABC's "Good Morning, America", to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. Working with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments, was an incredible experience! For ten years, I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. We also participated in NASA's/Lockheed Mission System's "Space Day" held at the Mall, in Washington, D.C. where my students had the amazing opportunity to speak with space experts, like John Glenn, Homer Hickum and others.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learning must be a personal and exciting experience for students. I have fun teaching and believe that humor is an essential part of the classroom. I'm a firm believer of Howard Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I always try to integrate art, music and hands on activities in my lessons whenever possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yes, I've received awards and have been honored for various accomplishments over the years, but personally, the greatest honor is to teach and encourage children to "reach for the stars" in order to recognize their talents and potential.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S., Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, two Masters Degrees

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For four years, I was a guest presenter at the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) convention in Providence, Rhode Island. I shared several of my innovative projects with K-12 educators, from New England, Canada and other countries. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles, including a 250 page manuscript that will be printed in France next spring. I was retained by NASA as an author, in 2009, and write articles about various space topics for K-12 levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles are published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. My current project is researching and writing a historical fiction novel about the Great Depression for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans with with other educators.