I base my instruction on seven principles that I hold for learners.
Independent: Students are in charge of their own learning
Give choices for learning activities
Emphasize meta-cognition: students reflect on their learning and process
High expectations: helps student gain confidence and belief that they can learn and achieve
Gradually release support (always scaffold): guided...
I believe each child is a star.
Every student has the ability to learn and should be given the support and opportunity they need to succeed and reach their full potential. Each child should be seen as a unique contribution to the class and the student should always come first. As a teacher, I am here to keep high expectations of every student and set standards that align to goals that...
1. Bring on the interests: I incorporate student interests into the activities and lessons I do. For instance, to help students with a writing skill, I have the student write about a favorite character.
2. Get up and move: There is no reason for students to learn by just sitting down at a table. I incorporate kinesthetic and sensory activities that get students moving to fire...
Winter break is here and that means No School! I know how excited every student is (teachers too) to take a break from academics and instead spend time with friends and family. Who doesn't look forward too sleeping in, relaxing, and sipping hot cocoa while watching the snow fall? I know I do! I also know though, that its important to keep your brain active over the break...