I graduated from Boston University with a strong liberal arts background and a degree in Archaeological Studies. After graduating, I moved to Arizona and began my career in archaeology working throughout the American Southwest, Great Basin, and California. Much of this work required that I conduct extensive research to quickly familiarize myself with a multitude of pre-historic cultures. At the same time, this work helped to hone my writing skills through numerous reports. I have since transitioned from archaeology to the broader environmental field and geographic information systems (GIS). I have used my formal education as the foundation upon which to build, using life experiences and critical thought.
My preferred method of learning and teaching follows the progressive style while incorporating critical thinking. I have found that utilizing Thematic Units is a great way to do this because the interdisciplinary nature of learning increases the students interest in not only the target subject, but other subjects as well.
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