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Punxsutawney Phil is tired of the media circus that surrounds him every February 2nd. This year will be different: he’s already packed his bags, bought the plane ticket, and initiated “Operation Shadow”. Various animals end up filling in for Phil.
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Did Washington really have wooden teeth? Just how great of a general was he during the Revolutionary War? This motivational activity is designed to provide background facts to foster student interest before they read “Washington’s Farewell
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Looking for something fun and educational for your students this Halloween? How about throwing a literary masquerade party where students design and create masks that represent their favorite characters? A great way to celebrate the joy of reading
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Why do we wear green on St Patrick’s Day? What other associations do we have with the color green? When writers use this color in their works, are they simply describing something or are they symbolizing some deeper idea? In this Common Core
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Sick of listening to weather predictions from groundhogs? As if global warming wasn’t enough, each year on February 2, those pesky groundhogs emerge from their holes and use their devious shadows to determine our future misery or joy. We at
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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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