Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University (Enrolled)
For the past three years, I have worked as a middle school English teacher (Gr. 6-8). I have also taught various levels of high school English during a summer school program. Prior to that, I spent three years as a fifth grade teacher with a self-contained classroom. I am currently certified to teach any subject in Elementary School (K-6) and English (7-12). I am confident that I will be able to help your child succeed.
I have experience differentiating instruction to meet the needs of many different types of learners. I researched classroom accommodations for a wide range of special needs and worked closely with parents and other staff to implement a long-term program of study for several students who have ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism.
I try to incorporate as many 21st century learning skills as possible into all of my lessons. As a middle school English teacher, I instituted a 1:1 tablet program where the students received their own Android tablet and were able to use eTexts and applications in their daily classes. I created a private online forum where the students could review and recommend books to read. This forum helped many of my students, including the reluctant readers, find books that would suit them for independent reading. In both my middle school classroom and my previous fifth grade classroom, I used an interactive whiteboard to introduce lessons and engage students in activities that promoted learning through a visually stimulating medium. In Writing Workshop, my students used MS Word to draft, edit, and publish documents. My students also learned how to conduct internet research and create a PowerPoint presentation on their findings. Other web 2.0 resources that were used in my classes include Weebly, Voki, Prezi, Pixton, and Wordle. I am constantly finding and incorporating new technologies into my lessons.
My passion for performing arts is a unique quality that I bring into class. I include many aspects of theatre such as acting out a book that we read or incorporating an historical skit to bring a section of history to life. Drama can be a means of instilling interest and promoting confidence for those students that are reluctant to participate in social settings.
For the past three years, I have worked as a middle school English teacher (Gr. 6-8). I have also taught various levels of high school English during a summer school program. Prior to that, I spent three years as a fifth grade teacher with a self-contained classroom. I am currently certified to teach any subject in Elementary School (K-6) and
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