It brings me great joy to dream up new lessons for my students, and watch them grow and learn. I have over 18 years of teaching experience with elementary and middle school students, and have taught classes in English, creative writing, drama, and social studies. I'm currently working on a creative writing workshop series entitled, Stories-Poems-Plays.
I have a cross-curricular, hands-on style of teaching. Performing and visual arts are important components to many of my lessons. When I include art, music, and movement into my lessons, whether it be history, grammar, or English literature, my students connect to the material in a more meaningful way. I believe that movement in the classroom also enhances creativity, attention and mindfulness- all necessary tools in teaching and in lesson planning.
*Reviewed education grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities *Presented professional development workshops at CAIS: -Teaching Mindfulness through Haiku -Replenishing the Well for the Writer/Artist in You *Published lesson plans on ReadWriteThink
BA in Political Science from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada B.ED in English and Social Studies from University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Drama, Classroom Management, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year