I have been teaching for over 20 years in K to 2 classrooms. I specialize in early primary and ESL classrooms.
My teaching style has evolved over the years. I strongly believe in demonstrating and supporting respect for all people in the class. That said, I also believe in structure and firm boundaries. I believe that children work best in an environment where they have a lot of choice to do hands-on activities. Children need plenty of opportunity to walk around and to talk when learning. I also strongly believe that children learn to read when they read every day, especially struggling readers.
I have three university degrees. A B.A. in English Language where I studied the history and development of the English Tongue, not the literature developed from it. I also have a B. Ed and a Masters of Education. I specialized in Primary education and curriculum development. I also have 10 years of classical piano training from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Geography, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Engineering, Phonics