I have taught for fifteen years in public school middle & high, part-time college courses, private high school, Sunday school, and was a part-time volunteer librarian. I have a degree in Humanities, English, Education, and Paralegal Studies and earned my master's degree in education. I have a Rank One in teaching. Teaching & Motivating Teens Pinterest Find my blog at: http://mirandafjordan.blogspot.com/
My specialty is engaging and motivating teens - building lessons that make them want to come to school, enjoy being part of our positive, dynamic environment, question whether there is even a box to think out of, build upon their learning, and - most importantly - guiding each and every student to see the gifts that lie within themselves. Every child is gifted in their own distinct way. I like to set the stage for them to realize their gifts, develop them, and to take pride in their accomplishments and in themselves. Differentiation. Brain-based learning. Modalities Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Bloom's Taxonomy
Outstanding Graduate Honor from M.Ed. Program
M.Ed.; +30 Rank I
25 years teaching experience.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Other (Music), Drama, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Psychology, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading