I've taught everything from preschool to third grade. I have a Master's in Elementary Education Applied Classroom Practices, and 16 years teaching experience. I currently teach first grade...AND LOVE IT!
I love hands-on learning, problem solving, real-world learning, and creative, fun, activities that encourage cooperative group work.
I completed two years of action research in using Model Eliciting Activities to teach teach math for K and 1st grade. My work is being published in a book available in November 2012. Publication: Educ. Forum:Topic - multiage classrooms Publication: Math Journal:Topic - model eliciting activities for K-2 Received grants: ISDA, Pets in the Classroom, WPEF, Power of Education, and SMARTS Disney Teacher of the Year nominee
B.A. from Purdue University - Go BOILERS! M.A. from Ball State University - Go CARDS!
I live on and help manage a goat farm in my spare time. www.lakeridgefarm.net I often post live broadcasts of our goat babies being born, and you can watch the live "goat cam" at anytime.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Specialty, Math, Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Tools for Common Core