I have been teaching Special Education for eight years. I have taught in a junior high as well as an Elementary school. The majority of the time (6 of the 7) has been in the same elementary school as a teacher for students with significant support needs. I have vast knowledge in Autism, alternative communication devices, modifications, accommodations, behavior strategies, and teaching literacy and math to students with significant disabilities.
I believe in inclusion and limitless opportunities, high expectations, and interest-focused lessons. Hands-on teaching, direct instruction, consistency, and follow-through are the keys to my teaching style.
Member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
My Bachelor's degree was completed in December of 2007 and is in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. My Master's was completed in May of 2015 and is in Curriculum and Instruction from Peru State College. I also have a Certificate of Achievement in Classroom Behavior and Management from Peru State College.
Time to Teach Kidz was founded in July of 2013. As an 8-year Special Education teacher of students with significant support needs, I am always looking for fun, interactive, ways for children of this population to show and practice their knowledge and skills. These games came from that quest, and blossomed into this shop. All the games are made for preschool and elementary students of all abilities. They are uniquely designed and handmade. Each game uses fun graphics, kid friendly directions, and has the ability to be flexible with interactive learning. Here are some ideas on how to benefit from these games: FOR CLASSROOMS: All games are great for use as * Independent work centers * Working with a parent-helper * Working with a paraprofessional * Working in peer pairs * Use as memory game * Small group game * Quiet Desk Activity * Homework FOR HOME USE: All games are great for in-home use as well! * Addition to home-school curriculum * Great for use during spring break, summer break, holiday breaks * Additional help- tutoring * Homework * Use as memory game with siblings * Quiet Travel activity * Gift for Teachers, students, friends Each one handmade on heavy-duty card stock, laminated, and stored in a durable plastic envelope with Velcro seal. Sold on eBay, Etsy, and Teachers Pay Teachers. All games are printed in color ink, on heavy-duty card stock. Each game will have kid-friendly directions on the outside of the plastic, storage envelope. Don't see a game you need? Email and request a new game be made! Happy to assist! Custom orders are available as well as combined shipping and international shipping. Please email me any time for additional information or if you have any questions! Thank you for supporting fun, interactive, and creative learning!