I have 14 years of teaching experience in public school in elementary, grades 3 and 5, middle school, and special education. Plus, I have 14 years of homeschool teaching experience in regular, gifted, and special education.
I like thematic units, using topics of interest to drive learning. I use interactive notebooks, hands-on activities, literature, computer animation, videos, and art to engage learning. My specialty remains motivating reluctant and special needs learners to learn.
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I was a reluctant learner all of my life until I grew up in my thirties and found learning to be fun!
I have two boys, one grandson, three dogs and one goat. We live in a field of wildflowers with all of this activity. I homeschool, write, create and drink lots of coffee. When I hear "School is fun!" from my sons, I know I have succeeded as their teacher.