10 years of classroom teaching: AP U.S. History (5 years); AP Macroeconomics (3 years); AP Microeconomics (3 years); Honors Economics; U.S. History; World History; Law and You; Civics Global Studies Holocaust
I am a planner and structure my year in advance (although I adjust, tweak, or create new assignments throughout the year according to my students' learning needs and current events). No two class days are exactly the same, but I tend to question, hook, or model, and then have my students assess/practice/analyze, reflect or apply. I avoid assigning homework, as my lessons incorporate activities for students to develop skills while I am available for help. I give regular formative assessments. I stick to a strict schedule, (but build in a little wiggle room, if needed) to assure that I can include exploratory activities/reading and cover all the required content. I rarely depend on the textbook.
Ira Herzkowitz Award for Teaching Excellence (2008); Literacy Teacher of the Year (2014); Teacher of the Year (2016)
B.A. American Studies, Saint Louis University; B.A. Theological Studies, Saint Louis University; Masters of Arts in Teaching, Washington University in St. Louis; Masters of Arts in Sustainability, Saint Louis University
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