I am a retired reading specialist, intervention and 1st through 5th grade teacher. I hope to share my personally created materials with you in order to make your busy lives a little easier.
I believe in addressing multiple intelligences throughout instruction. As a teacher, I ran a tight ship with a structured environment. I doled out lots of love and encouragement, as well as self expression throughout the day. I feel that most of the time children can learn from the natural consequences of their behavior, both, positive and negative. I believe strongly that all teaching should have ELD imbedded. It's just plain good teaching that all children need.
Other than a Teacher of the Year award from PTA in 2005, I haven't had any awards and honors. I can honestly say that I have had many rewards, as parents and students have come back over the years to tell me how much they appreciate all that they learned while in my class.
Bachelor of Arts: English and Liberal Studies Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on reading.
I've been married 40 years, raised two boys, and now have a fantastic grandson. One son has suffered with dyslexia and the other with ADHD. I have a lot of empathy for parents and teachers trying to cope with these sorts of problems, hence my interest in reading, ELD, learning disabilities, and behavior modification.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Vocal Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Informational Text, Early Intervention