Teaching In the Fast Lane

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Teaching In the Fast Lane
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Student Reward Coupons Are you tired of spending money on junk for your treasure box that ends up in the trashcan or on the floor? These reward coupons are the perfect fix! Included in this resource: 56 student reward coupons in two different
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Cooperative Learning Activities for Back to School GREAT way to build community and allow students to get to know one another without the boring ice breakers! This resource includes 10 different cooperative learning activities that are sure to
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Get to Know You Fan & Pick Cooperative Learning Activity This cooperative learning activity is a great way for students to get to know one another during back to school or when you change teammates for a team building activity. Included in
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This easy to manage kindness project is a great way to encourage random acts of kindness in your classroom. Included are twelve secret mission cards that ask students to complete random acts of kindness then report back to their teacher. My
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Honesty is a tough pill to swallow sometimes, but it is the best way to grow! I give my students and their families these surveys/evaluations at the end of each year in order to help me reflect upon my teaching practice. I have found that my
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Classroom Community Character Traits Jigsaw Method Activity #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths I was looking for a way to help students understand the importance of character traits when it comes to our classroom community. This free character
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I taught fourth grade for six years in a suburban Texas school district before taking a year off the do a little exploring of my own.  My current passion is creating engaging resources that meet the needs of a diverse group of students all while making teachers' lives easier by saving them time.  I love to create resources that are cross-curricular, especially when I can integrate writing into a content area.  With each resource that I create, I think about all the teachers and students that will use the resource and how it impacts them. 


⭐In the classroom I try to provide as much choice to students as possible.  I employ a lot of stations and tictactoe style activities in which students can choose how they would like to show me what they have learned.  Our school just got our first set of Ipads and I am anxious to incorporate these into our classroom as well.   ⭐Cooperative learning and community building are the glue of the classroom and I will never give either up.  I operate on the principles that every student wants to talk, move, and have fun so I try to incorporate as much of each into every day we have together.  Let's Connect! Visit my blog www.teachinginthefastlane.com, come check out the Facebook  page, or follow me on Pinterest.   ✉ If you would like to be the first to know about all things Teaching in the Fast Lane including blog posts, tips, classroom tricks, and specials please sign-up for my newsletter here


Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Texas State University-San Marcos  Teacher Fellow M.Ed. from Texas State University-San Marcos School Leadership Team Conference Presenter


I attended Texas State University to earn my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a teaching certificate in early childhood through fourth grade with an additional certification in English as a second language. I enjoyed Texas State University so much that I immediately applied and was accepted into the Teacher Fellows program there to earn my masters. Accordingly, I was able to complete my first year of teaching while attending graduate courses and completing an action research project. I earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in this program that also instilled in me the necessity for cooperative learning and community building in the classroom.


When I am not working on my classroom I enjoy reading, traveling, binging on Netflix, and racing cars. It is currently one of my goals to visit all fifty states and all seven continents, but I won't stop after reaching that goal.

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