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University of Colorado (Psychology)
Hi, my name is Linnea. I am currently finishing up my third year of teaching in Mapleton Public School District. This year I taught second grade and next year I will be teaching first grade. Although I am currently teaching in the primary grades I have a wide range of teaching experiences, which extend from working with kindergarten all the way up to the tenth grade.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I then went to the Peace Corps where I taught abroad for two years in Ukraine. When I returned to the U.S. I went back to school for a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education.
I have not had many opportunities, yet, to tutor students on an individual basis, however, I work daily to meet the differentiated needs of the students in my classroom. In order to do this I frequently pull small groups to come and work with me so that their instruction can be tailored more closely to their unique needs. Additionally I work to advocate for my students by working to arrange various clubs that can further assist my students in meeting their academic goals. For example this year I have a group of very bright math students so I started an after school club once a week to try to challenge these students with extra rigor and critical problem solving activities. On the other end of the spectrum I advocated and helped to identify students in need of intense intervention work.
My approach to teaching includes a participatory and hands-on, experience-based approach. Whenever possible I try to connect learning to authentic real-life situations and to compel to students to want to learn through their own curiosity and engagement for the topic. The students at my school have learning expeditions and have done things like create compost in their own classroom, to later be used in the school garden that we started. They have watched butterflies go through their life stages right in front of their very eyes as we ordered butterfly larvae for our students to observe. We then wrote poems and photographed the butterflies and turned these into postcards (which were sold to benefit our school). Similarly I would try to relate any tutoring topic to something that is relevant and related to the student. Lastly I try to make learning fun, and I approach my students with respect, consideration, and compassion. Hi, my name is Linnea. I am currently finishing up my third year of teaching in Mapleton Public School District. This year I taught second grade and next year I will be teaching first grade. Although I am currently
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