Currently, I am an Instructional Designer at a public university where I support faculty with teaching and improving student learning. I've taught at a Texas public elementary school as a teacher of self-contained inclusion classes which included E.S.L., G.T., and Special Education students. I've also taught on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program at Mie Prefecture Public High Schools and higher education classes where I currently reside.
In primary education, I enjoy teaching subjects based on the workshop model (after the Teacher's College Reading & Writing Workshop). In primary education, my favorite subject to teach is Language Arts, and my favorite aspect of teaching anything is Accountable Talk. I believe that asking the right questions and engaging students in discussion nurtures them into critical thinkers. In secondary or higher education, I enjoy teaching English as a Second Language and Technology Education. I started my Teachers Pay Teachers online store when I took a break from full-time teaching to focus on my post-graduate degree. Being a part of the TPT community has been a rewarding experience, and I look forward to creating more teaching and learning resources that will help you in your classroom!
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University of Houston: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development, Reading and ESL Specializations. Texas Teacher's Certifications in Technology Applications, Elementary, Gifted and Talented, ESL, Art Education, and Master Technology Teacher.
In my free time, I make technology-related materials, study languages, and create teaching materials which are available on TeachersPayTeachers. I enjoy following educators on social media and reading about educational technology trends.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Japanese, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, ELA Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics