15 years of varied teaching experience, including: international education (US, AU and UK), literacy intervention, 11 Plus test prep, English Language Schools and freelance tuition.
I believe organization is key! I am firm but loving and strive to meet children where they are at (differentiation is a must). I believe in learning through play and guiding pupils to explore for themselves. I believe independent practice should be completed into notebooks .....never meaningless worksheets that end up in the garbage hours later. I am a big kid at heart and enjoy pouring enthusiasm into my lessons.
I will never forget my parent teacher conferences at the English language school I worked at in Melbourne, Australia. My families were refugees and immigrants, many who came from horrific experiences. That said the English I taught their children was a gift and would be the key to their future. Their gratitude was the most humbling and rewarding experience I've had.
Bachelor in Elementary Education (2002) Reading Endorsement (2009) Masters in Curriculum (2011)
I adore TV box sets, yoga, pumpkin cookies, skyping with faraway friends and family, traveling and board games.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Literature, Character Education, Word Problems, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics