This is my ninth year teaching 6th grade English/Language Arts. I've taught the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) for two years, and this begins my seventh year teaching the Common Core State Standards. During the summers, I teach for a local summer migrant program (I've taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades); I've been there for nine years as well! I'm just completing my fifth semester teaching a public speaking course at night at a local community college.
I won't lie...I'm that "fun" teacher. However, I HOPE (and I know) that my students leave my class having learned the concepts that we talked about because they enjoyed themselves. My favorite part of my job is seeing a student who "gets" exactly what it is we are discussing--there's nothing like that feeling when you see a light bulb come on. :)
How about the fact that I'm loved by my students? Isn't that an honor in itself? Other than that... Summa Cum Laude-Master's Degree Magna Cum Laude-Bachelor of Science Degree Magna Cum Laude-Associate's Degree
Southwestern Michigan College-Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, 2003 Western Michigan University-BS in Elementary Science with minors in English and Social Studies, 2008 Jones International University-Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, 2012
Bring on the snow! ;) The story behind my "store" name is a family one. My father was a farmer in his younger days and his apple orchards were known as "Silver 'C' Farms," so it only made sense to name my store as "The Silver 'C' Classroom!"
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, For All Subjects, Informational Text