In United States , Florida
Service and Affiliation: 0 years of service
What do you like best about your involvement in education?
At this moment, my involvement in education is very limited. I will be starting my student teaching on January of 2014. I am currently waiting and each day I am getting more excited. Teaching has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I am currently reading professional journals, teaching magazines, and exploring new ideas and anything new that will benefit my career.
How I spend my free time
I am currently reading on student teaching, brain based learning, and my favorite fiction authors. My husband and I also raise guinea pigs and have a different farm animals on our property. While not focusing on my teaching future, you will see me around the farm, with my son who is seven years old and soon I will be also writing on my new blog (which is a new adventure).
Current books on my nightstand.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks and Effective Teaching, Successful Students by Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers
I'd like to meet
Dr. Donna Wilson would be one of my choices. I would like to speak to colleagues that have my same interests in education and brain based learning or educational neuroscience.
Topics or areas of interest
Brain Based Learning and Teaching, Educational Neuroscience, Reading and Math Strategies (like The Daily 5 and CAFE)
Are you engaged in other professional learning communities?
Edutopia, University of Phoenix Alumni Association, Association of American Educators, and Edublogs (my blog). I am interested in joining Mind Matters and other communities that have a focus on brain based learning.
My Role(s) in Education
- Teacher / Educator / Professor
Grade(s) I'm Involved In
- First Grade
- Second Grade
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
Subject(s) I'm Interested In
- ESL / ESOL
- Foreign Language
- Health / Physical Education / Life Skills
- Language Arts (reading, writing, literature)
- Professional Development
- Social Studies
- Special Education
- Student Wellness
- Technology (computer science)
- The Arts (art, music, performing arts)
- Title I or other federal programs