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I recently attended the Diverse Learners Conference in Denver, which has helped me better understand ADD and ADHD as learning styles. I help children set and monitor their own goals in both academics and behavior. I provide multiple modalities (kinesthetic, visual and verbal) to support information processing. I use organizers to promote information retention. When needed, I provide refocusing tasks that simulate both hemispheres of the brain. In addition, I can provide a space that is free from distractions.
I teach mathematical reasoning and logic, as well as procedure. I offer instruction in solving and modeling functions.
I am experienced in supporting dyslexia and unidentifiable disabilities displaying similar symptoms. I am familiar with the Take Flight curriculum, and I utilize this approach. I have provided a structured, systematic, multisensory system for gaining phonological awareness to children, aged 7 to 13. At the Diverse Learners Conference in Denver, I developed effective strategies for engaging dyslexic students in meaningful ways. I coach children in segmenting words into individual phonemes, and blending phonemes together into words. I also emphasize rhyming and common English language word patterns.
As a licensed elementary educator, I love to coach children in strategies that will provide math and reading efficacy.
I teach all components of literacy, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. (See Phonics and Reading descriptions)
I also teach comprehension and fluency in mathematics. I teach children strategy development and metacognitive techniques through kinesthetic, visual and linguistic modalities. I help children create and use 100-charts, number lines, and simplified pictures to build mathematical understanding and confidence!
I have done classroom research on instructional skill development and effective mathematical practice. As the result of this research, I developed a library of empowering 10-minute lessons that provide a solid foundation in number sense, spatial reasoning and grouping strategies. I teach all elementary levels - straight through algebra!
As a first and second grade teacher who has worked with diverse learning groups, I have experience instructing children in phonological awareness and the alphabetic principal. I use Elkonin Boxes (with magnetic chips and paper boxes) to instruct students in segmenting and blending words together. I have students manipulate and identify word rimes (this is a technical word for the graphemes composing a word ending), consonants, vowels and consonant blends. I also do word family and vowel sorts to identify common patterns found in words. In addition, I instruct students in the creation of authentic tools to promote a generalized understanding of English letter-sound correspondences.
I teach mathematical inquiry and reasoning, as well as definitions, rules and procedures. At this level, I emphasize solidifying an understanding of the structure and properties of numbers. I help my students identify appropriate methods for making comparisons between, and drawing conclusions about these numbers. Furthermore, I introduce data and graphs to make predictions and generalizations about patterns, variability, change, and order in number sets.
I am an experienced reading teacher, and can help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills.
To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, various decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled intonation/expression.
To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.
I teach conversational Spanish with an emphasis on animal vocabulary, action verbs and greetings. Learn to write & pronounce Spanish words, and structure Spanish sentences.
I use modeling, gradually release of responsibility, repetition, and creative engagement with academic materials to scaffold learning. I stimulate sensory processing through cross-lateral movement routines, breath control activities and other re-focusing techniques. I have used Wilson (Orton-Gillingham) and Lindamood Bella curricula with tier 2 and 3 intervention groups in my first and second grade classroom. I have used Take Flight for individual tutoring, and frequently utilize these strategies with all my students.
I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.
I offer support in sentence and paragraph structure, spelling, story planning/idea formation, vocabulary, editing and penmanship.