I currently teach World History and U.S. History at a public high school in Reno, NV. I have over 10 years of teaching experience in many subject areas including Geography, US History, Psychology, and World History followed by writing a literacy rich curriculum for a small private school, and writing and piloting a 9th grade college prep curriculum. In my mind, social studies and literacy are a beautiful married couple. :)
Relationships, Relevancy, Rigor. "they don't care what you know until they know that you care" I build strong relationships first. Then, I keep them on their toes. We build strong procedures and routines as a group while continually keeping them guessing about what's next. Will it be notes? Will it be a project? Will we color? Will it be a timeline? Will we visit stations? Will we write an essay? Will we create a music video? We keep it fun because learning should be fun!
Teacher of the Year 2016 Teacher of the Year Nominee 2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee 2018
Bachelors in Secondary Education in History. Minor Art Studio. Minor Interior Design. Masters of Education in Literacy Studies.
My psychology curriculum is available as a full bundle in my shop and I am in the process of working on uploading US History, World History, and Geography. Coming soon! I love this crazy profession! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Psychology, Writing, Poetry, For All Subjects, Test Preparation