I have taught elementary school for 6 years, with experience that ranges from 1st grade to 6th grade. I love each grade level for different reasons, and I love sharing ideas with other teachers and helping them provide experiences for students that are authentic and fun.
It is incredibly important to me that my students are engaged in authentic learning, that they love learning, and that we are not getting so focused on cramming in so much content that we forget the needs of our youngest learners. Now more than ever, we are charged with the task of finding the balance between rigor and age appropriate activities.
Reading Teacher Endorsed Graduated with honors 2012 Innovative Teacher of the Year
BA in Elementary Education MA in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy
My number one goal is to make sure that teachers and students have resources that are both fun and educational. It is so easy to get wrapped up in standards. My hope is to provide educators with the tools needed to meet standards, move kids forward, and ensure that everyone is "loving what they do". Please follow me on TPT and follow my blog: http://valeriemcbridetaft.blogspot.com
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