As a teacher, I have taught a wide range of students in Second through Eighth Grade and loved every minute of each grade level for different reasons. Currently, I teach 8th Grade Math. As a presenter, I speak and train teachers from Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade about Interactive Notebooks, Differentiated Instruction, Math Workshop, Special Education Strategies, and more! Math is a passion of mine rooted all the way back to being in school myself and now that I can pass on my love for learning math, I enjoy working to differentiate materials to reach the needs of learners at their ability and interest level.
I am an avid believer in using Interactive Notebooks mixed with Math Workshop to engage and motivate each of my learners. My students have responded so well and are constantly asking for more in class and that is what motivates me to constantly create engaging lessons.
Author: "The Ultimate Puzzle Book for Kids", July 2020 (https://amzn.to/3uVQZem) "Establishing Math Workshop in the Middle Grades", August 2018 NAPW Woman of the Year 2015-2016 Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2006-2009 CAMTership Award
Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies- TAMU-Commerce 2003 Masters of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction- TAMU-Commerce 2009
Married to a wonderful man and mama to five dogs, 6 goats and 2 pigs on a small farm in East Texas. If you are interested in more information about Professional Development in your school or district, please email me at SmithCurriculumConsulting@gmail.com
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