The Savvy Classroom

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This is a rigorous, complex, and student-directed Project-based learning lesson. Students will be creating a publishable book on an original macabre subject of their own choosing. Once students have created their own macabre story, they will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
W.8.3, W.8.4, W.8.6, W.8.10, L.8.5
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Tired of having students turn in assignment that are less than quality? How can you assess what is good quality and what is not...quickly? Quality Matters! And, The Rubric of Quality is the perfect tool. It is a rubric meant to assess the quality
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For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Vocabulary tests are boring... and pointless! Teaching vocabulary words without context is like teaching fishing from a video game. Vocabulary is the blood of the educated. Vocabulary cannot be learned as sterile snippets; you must get bloody
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Rubrics
CCSS:
L.8.4, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over 19-years of teaching experience! I began teaching Sophomore Language Arts, emphasizing literary analysis and interpretation, poetry writing, creative writing, and writers workshop. From there, I taught Regular and Advanced Theatre for high school, emphasizing performance, playwriting, and professional-level play production. Moving forward, I taught Film & Video for 8th Grade, emphasizing practical movie-making process including camera work, editing, and script writing. Currently, I teach 8th Grade English, emphasizing creative writing, argumentation, and literary analysis. In addition to teaching 8th Grade, I am also an Adjunct Professor for a local community college, emphasizing the major styles and formats of academic writing.

MY TEACHING STYLE

This I Believe: That my students have the capability to become anyone and do anything regardless of what anyone says. To do so, it is their responsibility, at all times, to think creatively, critically, and consistently. I also believe that by doing the best you can, at the time you're doing it, and with what you have, you can do things so extraordinary that you even surprise yourself. What you do proves what you believe.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012-2013 Teacher of Excellence: Arizona English Teachers Association

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Northern Arizona University: Masters in Secondary Education-English & Language Arts / Arizona State University: Post-Baccalaureate in Secondary Education-Theatre / Arizona State University: Bachelors of Arts in Communication and Performance Studies / Attended: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena California

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My wife and I are the proud parents of three horses, four dogs, and a rather speedy box turtle (all of our kids have four legs). I am currently (and slowly) working on two novels - one adult; one young adult.

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