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This basic poster of the Regions of Texas is editable and can be scaled to fit whatever size you need. Directions for scaling the poster are included. This is a great resource for 4th and 7th grade Texas History classes or any Texas elementary
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Do you ever feel like tearing your hair out when spring rolls around? Looking for a fun way to teach real-life math skills? This behavior management tool is for you! It can be used on academic teams (teachers of the core subjects that share the same
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This is a fun, customizable, and interactive culminating activity for a unit study on Latin America. In this activity, students will create two products that will show a mastery knowledge of the Latin American region. The first project puts the
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TRS®/CSCOPE® Unit Tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. My students were failing the TRS®/CSCOPE® tests, not because they didn't know
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This group project will get students moving and interacting with each other as well as internalizing the content of the Texas Revolution. They will create a timeline flow map and large-scale map using the resources you provide (textbook, notebook,
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Many administrators request that you post your standards in your classroom. Looking them up and writing them by hand can be time consuming. I created this document to save time. Each TEKS standard is in simple language and is broken down into
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CSCOPE® Unit Tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. My students were failing the CSCOPE® tests, not because they didn’t know the
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CSCOPE® Unit Tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. My students were failing the CSCOPE® tests, not because they didn’t know the
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CSCOPE® Unit Tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. My students were failing the CSCOPE® tests, not because they didn’t know the
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TRS®/CSCOPE® Unit Tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. My students were failing the TRS®/CSCOPE® tests, not because they didn’t know
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TRS®/CSCOPE® unit tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. This vocabulary review kit will give you the tools you need to help prepare
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This is a fabulous way to end the year in your U.S. History classroom. Students recall what they have learned this year by creating a children's book of American History. For each letter of the alphabet, they come up with a person, place, event, or
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TRS®/CSCOPE® unit tests tend to have a lot of vocabulary. Many are words that are not social studies vocabulary, but uncommon language used in quotes and reading passages. This vocabulary review kit will give you the tools you need to help prepare
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Vocabulary is so important to all subjects, but especially social studies where students encounter words they don't often hear outside of a classroom. This set of posters will help your students learn common vocabulary words in American
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This testing strategy has been effective in my classroom, helping to increase state testing scores by 20% over the last three years. This strategy is most effective for science and social studies, where there are questions clustered around a topic
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At the beginning of the school year, my middle school students set up their Interactive Student Notebooks (ISNs). I want to set the tone in my classroom--that I have high expectations, but that I also believe asking questions and not knowing all of
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This is a bright, eye-catching sign to hand outside your door to advertise your tutoring times. The tutoring availability and name/subject portions of the sign are editable.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This year, I had an exciting opportunity to move to teaching 8th grade U.S. History. I am enjoying teaching about my passion and glad to share my resources with you! Previously, I taught 7th grade Texas History teacher for 9 years. I also worked as a P.E. teacher, Alternative Classroom teacher, and did my student teaching in U.S. History. Besides my teaching role, I am also an Academic Team Leader, History Department Head, and teaching mentor. I have previously taught several professional development classes, including a Teaching with Love & Logic class, Interactive Notebooking class, and an introduction to History Alive.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a very hands-on teacher who loves to bring fun and physical activity into my history classroom. We use Interactive Student Notebooks in my classroom to keep students organized and learning. I incorporate many History Alive teaching methods to my lessons throughout the year. Always learning and adapting, I try to add new "spice" to my teaching each and every year.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My school's Teacher of the Month in February 2012. I was also named Teacher of the Month in November 2013 and our district's Teacher of the Month in December 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A./History from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a wife of 15 years, mother of two boys, ages 13 and 10, and a Christian.

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