I have been a classroom teacher for 12 years. I am currently a 2nd grade teacher, but prior to that I taught 1st and 3rd grade. Before classroom teaching, I worked in a Learning Center for students grades K-6. Every grade brings something special, but teaching is definitely the best job in the world! (I'm only slightly biased!)
I currently teach second grade in an inclusion classroom with a high population of English Language Learners. My teaching style reflects my students learning styles (and my own). It is very visual and multi-sensory, as well as routine and center based. The majority of my teaching happens in small group, and I work hard to meet students at their "just right level" without compromising high expectations. I am all for learning through discovery and allowing students time to explore materials and their own questions. Most of all, my teaching style aims to create a safe learning environment for all students to feel comfortable taking social and academic risks.
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Masters Degree in Elementary Ed (1-6), Masters Degree for Literacy Specialist (preK-12) Certified in Sheltered English Emersion Certified Responsive Classroom Trained
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading