National Board Certified Teacher ~ Thirty years experience in English Language Arts and Gifted education, instructional technology, and academic coaching.
Whole language, Hands-on, collaborative groups, constructivist approach, technology integration
National Board Certified Teacher Teacher of the Year
BA in French, English Certifications: Generalist 4-8; ESL Secondary 6-12
I'm a TPT Author, Blogger, Academic Coach, Wife, Mom, and adventure seeker. I strive to create quality, ready-to-go resources and materials that will save teachers time while keeping students actively engaged. Visit my blog for tips, ideas, and a slice of life as a teacher. www.straightouttaclass.com My teaching style has always been about students being actively engaged and taking ownership in the learning process. My class runs on collaborative learning experiences, hands-on workshop writing lessons, technology integrated units, and critical thinking activities to foster independent and higher-level learning. All of this takes place in a community of learners style classroom established from day one.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Environment, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, The New Year, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, For All Subjects, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community