I have been teaching for thirteen years. My educational background includes a B.A. in Political Science (Bates College, 1993), a Juris Doctor (Rutgers Law School, 2000) and a Masters Degree in Secondary Social Studies (CUNY, 2005). I teach at MLK - High School for Law Advocacy and Community Justice. I have also taught in South Korea. I teach Global History I-IV, AP World History, US History and Participation in Government. I was a New York City Common Core Fellow, 2012-2013. I am a member of the TLP Lead Teacher Program run by NYC, 2013-2-14.
My belief is that all children can be taught history and their role as citizens. I believe that Social Studies is a wonderful medium to teach students critical thinking skills. My lessons are skills based with a heavy emphasis on primary sources. Most units and lessons are Common Core aligned. I have been fortunate to travel and wherever possible I always show students my pictures from these trips. To that end I am including my Pinterest link so that anyone who is interested can use the images that I have taken. The link is http://www.pinterest.com/ctf5/
Japan Society Study Tour 2006 Korea Society Project Bridge Group Leader - 2006, 2008, and 2013. Korea Society Education Consultant, 2008-2014. NYC Common Core Fellow, 2012-2013. Teacher Leadership Program (TLP) New York City, 2013-2014.
Bates College - B.A. Comparative Political Science, 1993 Rutgers Law School Newark - J.D. 2000 City College of New York - M.A. Secondary Social Studies, 2005
I love teaching history and traveling. I have posted pictures of my travels to my Pinterest for those of you interested in sharing beautiful visual images with your students. I believe Social Studies education is the most important subject in the creation of a civil society and the globalized economy has brought into sharp relief the necessity of learning World History/Geography.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Graphic Arts, Afro-American Studies, History, Sociology, Women's Studies, Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Study Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading