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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
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This resource includes both a printable worksheet and Google Drive (paperless) option. It is intended to be used with Angela Duckworth's TED Talk, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance." The TED Talk (video), worksheet, class discussion, and
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
SL.11-12.3, CCRA.R.7
$1.79
52 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This TED Talk Unit (6 TED Talk lessons) is appropriate for Psychology, Social Studies, English, or Health courses.Save money purchasing TED Units! These TED Talk lessons range in price from .99 - $1.49 if purchased separately. Six TED Talk lessons
Subjects:
Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$3.99
35 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This TED Talk Lesson Bundle includes over 30 TED Talk lessons and activities for less than half the price if purchased individually! TED Talk lessons make great supplements to planned units or great mini-lessons on their own. TED Lessons are
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$16.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
Mental Health Awareness Interactive Bulletin Board:This resource is appropriate for Health, Psychology, and Social Studies classrooms. Counselors, school nurses, school librarians, or other staff may also find this resource useful as part of a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Health, Psychology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.99
32 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This worksheet is intended to be used with Tim Urban's humorous TED Talk, "Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator." From TED:Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7
$1.49
31 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This product includes United States History, American Government, Civics, Social Studies and "Generic" Syllabus templates. This resource includes 29 text-editable template pages and three completed syllabi (to use as examples). These visually
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Syllabi, Classroom Forms
$1.99
36 ratings
4.0
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In this gallery walk, active engagement is facilitated as students walk throughout the classroom, rotating though eight stations. As students work together in small groups they are encouraged to share ideas and respond to meaningful questions
Subjects:
U.S. History, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, RH.6-8.7
$1.79
39 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
Why History Matters Interactive Bulletin Board, Doodle Notes Pages and Stations ActivityThis resource includes 20 cards to be used in an interactive bulletin board display. Topics included are: Why history matters? What skills do we learn when we
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$3.79
36 ratings
4.0
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This worksheet is intended to be used with the movie "Radio." "Radio" is based on the true story of James Robert "Radio" Kennedy and Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones. This movie and worksheet is appropriate for middle and high
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7
$1.79
20 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This resource includes seven text-editable template pages (including "generic" template" and four completed slides (to use as examples). I've included my old and updated syllabi in this product. These visually appealing templates include: Contact
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Syllabi, Handouts
$1.99
29 ratings
4.0
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Incorporate this interactive LGBTQ bulletin board into a Social Studies, Life Skills, English, or Health lesson or use as part of an education and awareness campaign by a middle or high school GSA. Perfect for Ally Week! I used
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Staff
Types:
Projects, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.49
18 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This resource includes worksheets for 5 of my best-selling TED Talk lessons including: Do Schools Kill Creativity, Sir Ken Robinson Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, Celeste
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
SL.11-12.3, CCRA.R.7
$3.49
28 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
In this activity, students select two characters from a novel or film to analyze. As students read/watch, they find evidence of characters functioning at each level on Maslow's Hierarchy. As they find evidence, they fill in charts on their
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$1.49
14 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies Toolbox
In this gallery walk, active engagement is facilitated as students walk throughout the classroom, rotating though nine stations. As students work together in small groups they are encouraged to share ideas and respond to meaningful questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.L.1, RH.6-8.7
$1.79
18 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This resource includes 5 resources to use with John Lewis' March: Book One or Two: These resources can be used alone or use all of them when you teach March Books One or Two! (I am including all of the resources I have created over the past several
Subjects:
U.S. History, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
$1.99
11 ratings
3.9
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This resource includes both printable worksheets and a Google Drive (paperless) option. This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Shane Koyczan's powerful TED Talk, "To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful." From TED: By turn
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7
$1.69
25 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies Toolbox
New teachers! This "Back to School" bundle includes everything you need to get you through the first week of school and years to come! I've included my most popular bulletin boards, activities, syllabus templates, "Meet the Teacher" forms and my
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Syllabi, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$33.15
$18.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
*Recently Updated! This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Nadine Burke Harris' TED Talk "How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime." This multi-part lesson includes questions pertaining to Dr. Harris' TED Talk, an online
Subjects:
Life Skills, Psychology, Child Care
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
SL.11-12.3
$1.69
14 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This TED Talk Unit (6 TED Talk lessons) is appropriate for a high school English or Life Skills course. This unit can be used to supplement a prepared unit or be used as a stand-alone unit on the topic of communication. TED Units also work well with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$3.99
10 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This film guide is intended to be used with the documentary "The Bad Kids." ("The Bad Kids" is currently available on Netflix.) This resource includes before, during, and after viewing activities including a "Design Your Own School" project based on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Movie Guides
$1.89
11 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.54 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, River Valley Middle School, Spring Green, WI (1 Year). High School Alternative Education Coordinator and Teacher, River Valley High School, Spring Green, WI (10 years). High School Social Studies Teacher, Richland Center, WI (2 years). High School Social Studies Teacher, Viroqua, WI (6 years).

MY TEACHING STYLE

Key components of my instruction and assessment include: -Differentiated Instruction -Infusion of Multiple Intelligence theory -Culturally relevant curriculum -Meaningful and engaging curriculum and assessments

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Influential Teacher Award, River Valley High School, 2016** 2010 Winner "Top Classroom Blogs"** Yearbook Dedication, Richland Center High School, 2009** Influential Educator Award, Viroqua High School (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)**

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

*University of Wisconsin Milwaukee- Alternative Education, 2014-2015* *University of Wisconsin Platteville- Cross-Categorical Special Education, 2008-2011* *University of Wisconsin La Crosse- Master of Education, 1996-1998* *University of Wisconsin La Crosse- Bachelor of Science, History, Political Science, 1993-1996*

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I live with my husband, two children, and dog in the beautiful driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin.

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