I've been teaching for 20 years in both elementary and high school. My strengths are teaching English, reading, writing, social studies and science. I like to provide hands-on learning, project-based, when possible and help my students make connections to the real world. Why is this learning important to me? I'm patient, use different approaches to learning because we all learn differently. Integrating technology is important these days and definitely makes learning more fun and creative. I enjoy teaching and connecting with my students.
Understanding words makes a huge difference in our lives and our success. Using pictures, graphs and tables to organize words and help students really understand their meaning and how to use them in our common language and work is the challenge. I like to have fun with my students using games to learn new vocabulary.
I have been trained to use common core standards and strategies while teaching. Common core teaches kids how to think, use strategies, problem solve and collaborate. Not only have I learned how to use common core but I've trained many teachers how to use it in their own classrooms.
Because I've been teaching twenty years I have a lot of experience learning what works and what doesn't in the elementary classroom. I know that preparation and planning provide learning activities that effectively engage students and teach them the important objectives they need to be successful students.
Let's talk! My experience, personality and skills may be a perfect match with what you are needing. I think I can assist you and look forward to meeting a new friend.
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