I've been teaching for 22 years. My first 15 years was as a 3rd grade teacher, and the last 7 as a 6th grade language arts teacher. For the past two years, I have also taught Social Studies.
I like to use technology as much as possible in my teaching. Sometimes that can be so frustrating when problems arise with the technology, but students are so much more engaged with their learning. Currently, I am learning about the Common Core standards and trying to implement them into my teaching. Our school has not yet jumped into this, but I think this change is exciting and want to get started on my own. Pinterest and TpT have been a great avenue to find blogs and products to gain information about CCSS.
I am honored to have been nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year for 2014. I know that I don't do anything more special than any other dedicated teacher, but I am honored just the same! I am also thrilled to have been chosen for the Learnzillion Dream Team 2013! This past summer was spent making lessons for the new launch of high quality lessons on learnzillion.com. If you haven't visited this site, it is a must!
BS Elementary Education
I used to do freelance writing for Mailbox Magazine and Teacher's Helper Magazine. I love creating tools to improve my own teaching and passing that on to other teachers. Continual learning and change is essential in education!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text