I have taught longer than I care to admit in preschool and elementary education, so let's just leave it at that. Also under my belt, are conference presenter, tech integration specialist, and being a demanding educator who is not afraid to fail forward. How do we expect our students to take calculated educational and life risks if we don't model that for them in the classroom?
I appreciate quality literature, the beauty of math, critical analysis, and the freedom to teach both! As in life, I strive for balance: student-driven and teacher-driven small group and whole class heterogeneous and homogeneous groups high-tech and low-tech hands on and contemplation but most of all I demand critical thinking!
SMART Exemplary Educator
Chula Vista High School Always a Spartan! UCSD all the way baby! Go Tritons! Holocaust Studies training at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem self-taught tech geek Schools Attuned trained Responsive Classroom trained technology integration specialist Project Lead the Way trained
I can usually be found either teaching, scouring the internet for ways to improve my classroom presence, reading, on the soccer field, running open space trails, or at the theater (and I don't mean movies!)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Short Stories, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading