I am a second grade teacher and I LOVE it! My students are so much fun to work with. They are curious, excited and eager to learn which makes my job extremely rewarding. Visit my blog: http://goredk.edublogs.org
I am a firm believer in developing meaningful relationships with students. I also believe the most important role of a teacher is to focus on students needs and to encourage students to develop the skills to become active, responsible participants of their own learning. The best way to do this is to allow students to explore and engage without you...I know, it is scary to let go! The best lessons are the ones where students are truly able to take control and collaborate with others. It is amazing to see what they are capable of of creating!
I am a member of my school's 1:1 Technology Team, Literacy Team and School Spirit Committee. I am a 1:1 pilot teacher, currently using Chromebooks, but I have also piloted iPads.
I earned my bachelor's degree at Lake Forest College and my master's degree in curriculum and instruction with an ESL endorsement through Concordia University.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Informational Text