For over twenty years I have had the joy of teaching to a myriad of children. No two days are ever the same with this amazing job! It can never, ever be described as boring. The children who have been my students have enriched my life with their natural curiosity. I currently teach fourth grade in an IB World school in France and have taught internationally, primarily with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades, in Scotland, the USA, the Middle East and now France.
Hands on, inquiry based learning is my ideal way to present new concepts and reinforce strategies and skills. Fostering a community of trust within my classroom, allows everyone to realise their potential without feeling afraid of failure. Promoting risk-taking and recognizing that fair does not mean everyone is the same.
"Funnest Teacher" award, given to me by one of my 8 year old students! Means more than any other award I've received. :)
Bachelor of Education degree from Glasgow University, Scotland.
Mother of two teenagers and a 3 year old Rottweiler. Chief cook and bottle-washer, household taxi driver and efficient, if somewhat crazed, multi-tasker!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community