Have substitute taught everything from kindergarten to AP Physics in high school and loved it all! Currently a 6th grade teacher.
Cooperative learning, social groups, games, physical movement, whole brain teaching, songs, building classroom community, common assessments.
Graduated summa cum laude.
If I can count the years I spent in my garage with a propped up chalkboard as a child "teaching", then I've spent nearly 30 years as a teacher! There's no other vocation I've ever wanted to do. I started my degree, then I spent 15 years raising my children before going back to college to finish my degree. Those 2 years in the education program with 4 growing children was one of the most demanding, challenging and rewarding years of my adult life.
I love photography, socializing, reading, technology and spending time with those I love most - my husband and children.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text