I have taught and worked in education from 2nd grade to 9th grade since 2004.
Engagement falls on the shoulders of the educator. Believing that engagement is acheived through creating assignments that are based in high interest and relevant areas, I focus on areas that are relevant and aimed at students. The lessons I create and use include relevant materials and open ended questions.The, I do, we do, you do--model is a solid strategy and is incorporated in the majority of the lessons.
I was the recipient of the outstanding award in elementary education at the University of Tulsa for my graduating class. I have received two certificates of appreciation from area nonprofit organizations.
I received my B.A. in Elementary Education from The University of Tulsa and my Masters in Curriculum from Oklahoma State University.
All classes have things that don't work wonderfully, but not all classes have wonderful things happening.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Classroom Community