I have been teaching Middle School and High School Social Studies for the past 31 years in the Minnesota public school system. I have also served as an adjunct professor teaching Social Studies Methods at North Dakota State University.
Philosophically, I believe in Constructivism, and I also believe that students learn best when they reflect on what they have recently learned or read.
Teacher of the Year in the Hawley Public School system in 2006.
BA - Social Studies and Physical Education - St. Olaf College - 1986 Master of Education - Curriculum - North Dakota State University - 2003
I love traveling and seeing new things.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Literature, Economics , Character Education, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, African History