24 years of Middle School teaching ELA 2 years of High School teaching 2 years Creative Writing 1 year Digital Design Adobe Certified ACA Photoshop CC18
Writer's Workshop is my jam. Students LOVE self-expression, and I teach this through writer's workshop. Students want to improve their self-expression, so by teaching students to be better writers, I can encourage and engage them in reading to become better thinkers and writers. I employ lots of writing strategies and techniques. Online learning and flipped classroom using Canvas LMS and Microsoft Word or Google Apps are some of the ways I deliver instruction.Also, Interactive Notebooks help my students to keep organized and to value their progress through the course. I use a variety of learning activities including A/V, computer activities, interactive notebooks, group talk and center activities to keep students engaged in learning. I try to make learning accessible to all of my students, no matter what their academic readiness may be. I create engaging interactive notebook activities for TPT that I have used successfully with my students.
Fellowship to the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project Best and Brightest Scholarship award winner for past 4 years in Florida for being a highly effective teacher.
Graduate of University of South Florida, Tampa. BA in Creative Writing, with teaching certification following ESE and ESL certified.
Host of THE WRITE IDEA PODCAST BLOG: www.teach2write.com Writer of Children of the Psi book series: Dreaming Dangerously, Darkness Descends, and When Dreams Will Come
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Drama, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading