I have been teaching for 10 years. I have taught almost every grade. I have experience in CKLA, Benchmark Advance, Beyond Textbooks, Engage NY, Singapore Math, Guided Math, Guided Reading, and Saxon Math. I love writing and teaching students how to work smarter and not harder. I have worked with many different curriculums.
Activity or action method, I try to encourage self-learning through peer-to-teacher learning. In contrast to the lecture style, teachers ask students to question rather than give them the answer. The goal is for students to develop a deeper understanding of the topic by using self-discovery and develop problem-solving skills. This technique is best used in small classroom settings because, as a facilitator, the teacher needs to interact with students on an individual basis, which can be difficult with a larger number of students.
I have been teacher of the Year twice. Once for Arizona, and once for my school. It is amazing and such an honor to have anyone think you are a teacher of the year. I have experienced it twice.
I have a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am now working on my Doctoral program.
I have a passion for teaching. I build relationships with my students and families. They are the reason I am here and do what I am doing. I love teaching. I love teaching other people how to love teaching and learning.
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Music), Other (Specialty), Communications, Interior Design, Physical Education, Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Entrepreneurship, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community