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What better way to really understand Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision than for students to “walk in his shoes” and create their own protest demonstration on an issue they feel passionate about. After studying Martin Luther King, Jr.’s views about
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Our Critical Discussion Activity teaches students the important rules and etiquette necessary for any group-based discussion. Aligned with Common Core Listening and Speaking Standards, students will learn how to conduct polite, critical,
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In this activity students will enjoy role playing as one of the writers of “A Call for Unity,” a letter written by prominent Alabama clergymen that was the catalyst for Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Students will
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61 page unit plan — Our unit on George Washington’s Farewell Address is designed for both English Language Arts and history teachers. It is a self-contained unit appropriate for comprehensive, charter, and home school instruction. Each lesson
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Janet has taught all levels of high school English, a seminar class for college-level English, creative writing, journalism, AP English, and AVID.


MY TEACHING STYLE

We prefer the role of teacher-coaches—creating activities that are student-centered. We like group settings where students use their unique talents and perspectives to interact with the material.


HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

  • Nevada County Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Masons Teaching Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Teachers

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Janet graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in English and French. She earned her Teaching Credential and Masters from Cal State Sacramento.

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