I've taught 6th grade for almost my entire career, but in two very distinct ways. My first teaching position was at a charter school where I taught 6th grade for eleven years. Sixth grade was considered an elementary grade there, and so I have taught all the disciplines for the majority of my career. Wanting another challenge, I moved on to a local middle school and have been teaching sixth grade math for six years. For the majority of my career I have enjoyed acting as a team leader, grade level leader, and content representative. I have presented at several conferences focusing on organizational techniques, classroom management, and social studies curriculum. I like to make my fellow educator's job easier whenever possible.
During my teaching of social studies, I specialized in using simulations to bring the history alive. Overall, I tend to use a variety of teaching styles based on my goals and objectives for each lesson. These can vary from direct instruction and journaling, to student led creations, games, cooperative learning, and more. I really like to get kids involved in their learning and make things hands on.
Team of the Year -TCA East Elementary, 2006, Nominated Teacher of the Year - TCA East Elementary, 2000, 2006, Teacher of the Year - TCA East Elementary, 2007
B.S. in Secondary Education - University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee (Major: history; Minor: geography)
When I was eight years old I had a second grade teacher that had a remarkable effect on me and showed me what a teacher could really do to inspire their students. Ever since then I have wanted to be a teacher and try to emulate her. I hope to be even half the educator she was. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community