I have been teaching since 1996. In that time I have been a computer lab teacher teaching K-6 (teaching Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Reading Specialist for 1st and 3rd graders; 6th grade teacher (specifically teaching Social Studies, Science, and Reading); Education Specialist for 3rd-6th grade families that are home schooling their children; currently teaching Science for Elementary Education for Kansas State University.... [more]
I was a 3rd grade reading specialist. I have also taught 6th grade reading for 4 years and was an education specialist for home schooled children for 3 years.
I was a Reading Specialist for 1st and 3rd grade for one year and then I moved to teaching 6th grade. While teaching 6th grade I taught advanced Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. I am highly qualified according to NCLB for Reading and Math.
I taught Social Studies in the public schools. I believe to really learn this subject you need to immerse your students into it. I did this by having students put on plays, construct Mayan art, etc. A lot of hands on.