11 years elementary Subbed two years (prior to credential) at ALL levels K -> 12, even honors science nearly every day. 20 years experience creating useful working software as a hobby (if you see any software uploaded).
Direct Instruction (a LOT of overheard/projection), also many test questions geared for state standards often (multiple choice) to teach how to "rule out". All the 2nd grader thematic packets here are seat work for my students during appropriate seasons & holidays. I realized that if I carefully constructed packets students (even lowest readers) could SKIM back and fill in the blank lines. They make for good science and social studies units.
My "shining moments" are when I see PROGRESS in my students or when I hear those most beautiful words uttered spontaneously from a student, "Oh... I get it!"
Bachelors in Chemistry 4 years post graduate education (medical field) Of course, a teaching credential.
Won only "Teacher Who Makes a Difference" award 2014 at my school. Hobbies - my grandchildren, creating curriculum, computer programming, photography, whitewater kayaking, learning Spanish, music and dancing! - Thanks for looking me up. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com with any more detailed questions.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Anatomy, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Basic Math, Writing, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Informational Text, End of Year