I have a wide range of teaching experience. Through my student teaching and teaching positions, I have worked in grades K-5th. My husband teaches 6th-8th grade, so between the two of us we have material K-8. However, after spending over 8 years in the teaching profession, I now have the privilege of being home with my two wonderful kiddos and only teach part time. I get to also be in the teaching rotation for my son’s preschool. So, many of my products are geared to where my children and at – kindergarten and preschool levels. However, between my husband and I, we offer a range of products. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my store.
I genuinely desire for all students to be engaged in the learning process. I believe that all students bring gifts, knowledge, and experiences to the classroom. I believe that each and every student should be valued and given the opportunity to share their knowledge with their classmates. I love when students have the opportunity to discover something on their own. Seeing that something “click” is such a rewarding experience for both the teacher and the student. Therefore, I love to include as many hands-on learning experiences as possible. I also feel it is vitally important for students to understand that what they learn in the classroom can be applied to everyday situations. As a result, I try to incorporate as many “real life application” projects and activities as I possibly can. I also feel that students feel empowered when they are allowed to “teach.” It is so amazing to see how students explain concepts and ideas to each other in a way totally different than myself, but in a way that makes complete sense to each other. Therefore, I also try to give students opportunities to explain their thinking and understanding. My husband and I also participated in a three year math grant that revolutionized our teaching of math. It was amazing!!! Therefore, many of our lessons incorporate these ideas – seeking to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
Presidents Scholar Cal State Long Beach 2001-2005 Graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0 graduate)
California State University, Long Beach Integrated Teacher Education Program
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English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics