I started teaching in a large school district in southern California in 1987 & I’m STILL just as passionate about teaching & learning . . . 30 years later!! I’m inspired by other teachers: their ideas, lessons, and their classrooms. (Some of my colleagues from my very first school are still my BFFs & mentors!! And I can't teach without collaborating with my fabulous grade-level partners!!)
RESOURCES tab for lots of ideas, books, and field trips!) I’ve taught at a range of schools, from an English Language Title I school, to a gifted/high-achieving magnet school, to an elementary charter school, and for the last 10 years at a K-8 charter school.
Training teachers (& soon-to-be teachers) is another love of mine. I’ve taught several graduate courses/methodology classes at local universities, as well as enjoy presenting at conferences and leading staff developments and professional book clubs.
I opened my Teachers Pay Teachers store in the fall of 2013. It's been quite the learning curve for me! I've always created my own learning centers and hands-on activities. Thank goodness for computers; I laugh (shudder?) to think how I used to (literally) cut & paste clipart and hand-drew recording sheets for my students. I create products to use with my class: math, social studies, and authentic assessment tools. I'm especially excited about my photo files; I'm never without camera in hand and my photographs enhance student understanding. You can check them out here.
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