Sixteen years of teaching high school ELA, including remedial, exceptional, honors, and AP. I have former students in medical school and serving life sentences. It's been interesting.
I run a relaxed but focused class room: there are yoga balls and pillows, along with old school vocabulary and writing requirements. Independent reading is mandatory, as is test prep, conversations about what they read, and lots and lots and lots of writing. Also, it's kind of a nerd's paradise in my room. References to Doctor Who, Hogwarts and many other fantasy worlds abound.
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Bachelor's in Professional Writing, Master's in Secondary English Education, Doctorate in..... nothing yet. Ehhhh, we adopted three more so probably not ever.
Mom of seven adopted children ranging in age from 5 to 30 Working on a book of poetry, a book of fiction, and a non-fiction parenting book. And I need to earn some vacation money because my kiddos want to go to Disney... and have you *SEEN* how much Disney is?!? Have a wonderful shopping experience!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Career and Technical Education, History, British History, Geography, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading