I taught English at the middle school level for four years. Next, I was a math coach at the elementary level. I taught fourth grade five years, then moved to the instructional support teacher role, which in my district is a mix between a reading specialist and a literacy coach role. Most recently I have taken the role of gifted support teacher. I am loving it!
I always strive to make engaging lessons and activities. If my students are not engaged, they are not learning. I am also a mom of three young children; because of this, I want to create resources that are ready to use and help to develop a consistent structure in my classroom on which students can depend.
Citadel Heart of Teaching Nominee
I received my bachelor's in elementary education, then obtained a master's in Education: Reading and Language, Secondary. I am certified:elementary, 7-12 math and 5-8 English and social studies.I also have my administrator's certificate, reading specialist certificate, and literacy coaching endorsement. I love school!
Check out my website to see some tips about how to use Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Slides to make amazing activities for your students! https://sites.google.com/view/mrsdankanich/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering, Close Reading