I've taught English at high schools in the Chicago suburbs and currently teach as an adjunct Comp/rhetoric instructor at area community colleges. I'm also currently a curriculum and assessment consultant and have worked with ACT, NAGB, McGraw Hill, MacNeil Lehrer Productions, Scott Foresman, and more.
My pedagogy is creative but learning-focused. I prize scalability and accessibility, and adapt my own lesson plans constantly; I never teach the same way--or same content--twice.
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I received my Master's in Education from Northwestern University.
Stay tuned: over the next several months I will be adding complete unit packages to my collection of material. These units will be organized and structured for immediate classroom use; you'll be able to enact my units with little prep work. The material is really excellent! Check out my Speak unit to get a sense of what's coming.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Other (Specialty), Comparative Literature, English, Film, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL