Being an educator has been one of my major identities the last few years. However, with everything that happens and is made in a classroom, it is hard to capture because it is usually made for your students. Having been a master's student and a teacher at the same time, I have developed random resources and projects. Here are a few of them!
MY FIRST PICTURE BOOK & RESOURCES (MASTER'S PROJECT)
For my final project to end my master's, I decided I wanted to integrate everything I was passionate about in education: mathematics, art, access, social justice, and kid empowerment. I did this by writing and illustrating my first picture book called "That's Not Fair". Here is the book, the report, and the resources I created for teachers around the book.
Teaching 2nd grade, I created a lot of my own resources, supplement worksheets, and projects. Here is the vision that I created before my first year of teaching and revised my second year of teaching to truly guide me in how I wanted to teach. My focus in 2nd grade last year was access. Read more by clicking below.
One of my favorite intersections in education is that of mathematics and social justice. This came after taking a wonderful class that focused on exactly that. Here is a unit plan, a resource list, and a presentation I created for that class. The last presentation listed below was a presentation I did for Teach for America's Professional Development as they asked me to come in and speak.
As teachers, we do informal research in the classroom on a daily basis. What if we actually put what we learn and implement into words and numbers? We call this form of research, action research, as it is implementing something in the classroom and then observing the results. I attempted to teach my students mini lessons on taking notes to see if it increased their overall quiz scores and engagement with the content. Here are the results and full report.
During my first year of teaching, we were required to film ourselves. I thought it would make a nice archive to look back on and learn from. Be gentle with my first year of teaching self, please :). Password required to view, please email me for the code.