Teach Peace Live Love

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Teach Peace Live Love
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“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can... shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” ― Paulo Freire @msvigeljsmith.blog
 
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Use this guided reading handout with students as they read the graphic novel version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and reinforce literary elements. Novel not included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Use these questions as students view the free Teaching Tolerance Film, A Time for Justice. About the film: "In A Time for Justice, four-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim captured the spirit of the civil rights movement
Subjects:
U.S. History, Character Education, Black History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Movie Guides
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Students recall elements of a story and answer questions as they read the graphic novel Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Students recall literary elements and answer questions to guide them as they read the graphic novel Hades:Lord of the Dead, by George O'Connor.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are already
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are already
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Government, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
10 prompts for students to use with an article of their choice, or for an article the educator chooses. Printable one-page handout for students.
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
DBQs, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Environment, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Civics, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, General Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are already
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
After presenting and discussing the trauma-informed and social and emotional learning approach that I’ve adopted in my classroom at convenings around the country, I began to contemplate how I could offer practical tools for teachers, who are
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
For close reading or note-taking: Students SURvEY or SKIM for vocabulary, write a QUESTION based on the heading of the section or notes, READ the information, and write 3 details that will help them answer the question they wrote.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Students use this template before they begin reading a text. They survey it, note organizational signals, predict the main idea, and predict the genre.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
This includes a basic summary of types of government in a printed powerpoint slide format with a study guide for the notes and quiz on the information.
Subjects:
Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Students read the article about Frankie's struggles as a young person and how he overcame obstacles to become a lawyer. A close reading activity is included to distribute to students.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
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By Teach Peace Live Love
Handouts for students to reinforce the meaning of new words including one graphic organizer and one menu to choose activities from.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Employment: Cleveland Municipal School District Educator, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center grades 9-12, August 2014 - present Social Studies Teacher, New Tech High School grades 9-12, August 2011-2014 Social Studies Teacher, Collinwood High School grades 9-12, August 1998-2011

MY TEACHING STYLE

“…Teacher actively seeks knowledge of students’ backgrounds, cultures, skills, language proficiency, interests, and special needs from a variety of sources, and attains this knowledge for individual students… Teacher seeks out and uses resources in and beyond the school or district in professional organizations, on the Internet, from families and colleagues and in the community to enhance own knowledge, to use in teaching.” -Erin Frew, Principal

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Experience in Leadership Roles, Honors and Additional Skills: National Teacher Award for Excellence in Computer Education, March 2016 Social & Emotional Learning Innovation Grant Award Winner 2016- 2018 Awarded 3Rs Committee Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Teacher of the Year January 2015 Blogger on Word Press & featured on National Education Blogsites 2015-present School Based Budget Committee 2015 Classroom Meeting Trainer, 2013-2016 Presenter New Tech Network Conference, summer 2013-2014 Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum writer/presenter 2012- present New Tech Network Certified 2012-present District social studies scope and sequence and curriculum writer 2011-2014 Ohio Teacher Evaluation System Certified 2011-present PEAC-C Certified 2009-present PAR (Peer Assistance and Review) Mentor 2010-13, 2015-present Resident Educator Mentor 2013-2017 Cleveland State University & John Carroll University cooperating teacher 2004-2014 Department Chair at Collinwood High School Academic Achievement Plan AP Academy Team Leader, Collinwood High School Mock Trial Coach 2004-2012 Diversity Club Advisor 1998-2011 Not On Our Watch Advisor 2013-2014 College Readiness Assessment Committee for New Tech Network pilot 2013-14

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Education and Certifications M.A. English Literature Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. 2001 Bachelor of Arts Political Science, History, Social Studies Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. 1998 Minors in Communications and Education Five Year Senior Professional Educator License OH State License #1230109 8/26/98-6/30/2020 Comprehensive High School 7-12, All Social Studies 7-8, History 9-12, Political Science 9-12, Psychology/Sociology 9-12 Master Teacher endorsement 2014 New Tech Network Certified Ohio Teacher Evaluation System Credentialed PEAC –C Certified Previous 3 Year License NV State License #0000099930 12/13-12/16 Secondary English (7-12) & Social Studies (7-12)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Melissa Marini Švigelj-Smith has been an educator in Cleveland (Ohio) public high schools for nearly two decades, and has been teaching high school students at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center four of those years. In the tradition of Brazilian educator and activist, Paulo Freire, she understands neutrality as an educator is not an option. Thus, she is also a community activist and social justice advocate on behalf of those society oppresses. Her blog msvigeljsmith.blog is part of a national network of education bloggers, and her posts have been featured on other national and state education blog sites. Interviews with Melissa can be found in the archives of the Rick Smith Radio Show, It’s About Justice local radio show, on the podcast Quote Unquote, and in news articles in the The Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio’s KQED blog, Mindshift. She has been asked to present at conferences nationwide, and to consult on education policy locally and nationally related to social and emotional learning and on behalf of students entangled in the juvenile justice system. She also recruits her four sons and therapy dog to join her in the fight for equity and justice for all.

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