I have 4 years teaching experience teaching Kindergarten (which I love). I have also taught 7th grade Language Arts & middle school special education. I am not currently teaching this year (2012); however, I am getting to focus more time on things I love like, graphic arts & design.
I use any and all teaching styles I can think of. I love variety and keeping an energetic pace in the classroom. If I am bored then it must feel like death to a six year old child. I have implemented many teaching styles, but I really enjoy one that I came up with (I am sure this is not my idea alone) outdoor instruction. I really enjoy moving my class to the field or courtyard outside on occasion. I find that this technique stimulates the advanced students in my class the most. Since my students are required to know letter sounds before they enter the program, I often have a small group of excelling students who get bored waiting for others to finish. I have observed that outside instruction removes feelings of confinement; however, these styles of teaching are not so effective for students with learning disabilities, or have a hard time staying on task. I would not recommend this teaching style as a daily routine.
I really believe most teachers would agree that the only awards and honors that really matter are the ones received from parents and students throughout the year. I often receive great letters of praise and encouragement from parents, telling me how much they appreciate what I am doing and what an impact I have been on their child. There is no greater feeling than to hear that your hard work is producing positive results, especially on the days I am feeling tired, drained, and overwhelmed. These are the awards that offer me the most encouragement and often serve as a reminder of why I am teaching (that is, because I want to get rich...ha ha).
I have earned the following degrees: Associates in Mathematics & Science Associates in Social & Behavioral Science BA in English Masters in Education with duel certification in K-8 Elementary Education & K-12 Special Education
I also work on graphic design (logos, stationary, app buttons, etc.) and I love web page design (let me know if you need help with your website). I am amazed by the creative talent that is displayed by teachers on this site! Teacher's Rock! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/The3amTeacher Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/3amteacher/ Blog:http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Geography (University), Marketing, Other, Geography, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Economics , Character Education, Instructional Technology, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year