Loyola University Maryland (Elementary Education)
Loyola University Maryland (Master's)
Hello future students!
I currently teach 4th grade in South Jersey. My students and I love learning and sharing what we've learned on our class Twitter. From book clubs in reading to blogging in writing to outdoor field trips in science to creating historical documentaries in social studies to celebrating Pi Day in math, we have fun every day!
Whether you love dinosaurs, Minecraft, butterflies, space, Amelia Earhart, or World War II, I will customize our lessons together to fit your interests. We will set goals together and meet them together. I am confident that whatever it is you want to get better at, you can do it with hard work, practice, and some fun! I look forward to finding out more about your passions and working with you soon! Hello future students!
I currently teach 4th grade in South Jersey. My students and I love learning and sharing what we've learned on our class Twitter. From book clubs in reading to blogging in writing to outdoor field trips in science to creating historical documentaries in social studies to celebrating Pi Day in math, we have fun
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I am a certified elementary teacher in Maryland and New Jersey. I have been using the Common Core State Standards to plan lessons and assessments for the past several years. I have attended various professional development workshops and institutes that align with the CCSS, including the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Summer Institutes in Reading and Writing and Greg Tang's math lectures.
I am certified elementary teacher in Maryland and New Jersey. I taught 5th grade for 7 years in Maryland and have been teaching 4th grade in New Jersey this current school year. In my time as a 5th grade teacher, I worked with many students who were 2-3 grades below the 5th grade expectations. Likewise, I have worked with students identified as gifted and talented. I am comfortable differentiating my instruction to meet the needs of varying abilities of learners.
I have taught reading for the past 7 years and recently attended the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project's Summer Reading Institute, run by literacy guru Lucy Calkins. Here, I learned in greater detail how to implement reading workshop, numerous ways to support individual and small groups of students move from one reading level to the next, how to assess students' reading levels, and how to use rubrics to help students set personal goals within units of study. I also attended the Boothbay Literacy Retreat where I learned from literacy researchers and specialists including Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, but also reading teacher and author Donalyn Miller, who wrote bestsellers The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild. Her emphasis on finding just right books that match students' interests has really impacted the way in which I confer with students and guide them toward book after book.