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Nespelem Elementary School
Hometown:
Coulee Dam, WA
Class Information:
Room Number: Edwards 8
Students per Class: 50
Class Description:
I teach reading and writing to grades 5-8 in a very rural area of Northcentral Washington on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Position:
teacher
Needs:
One 50-60 inch HDMI TV
My Philosophy:
I believe all children can learn-- in their own time and in their own way. My invitation to them includes meeting them where they are and guiding them to where their potential propels them. Students today enjoy connectedness of social networking; it is part of their very being. My goal is to bring my instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world. My students know about the "connected world," but most are deprived of the ability to participate because of poverty and remoteness. I hope to bring the world to them and guide them as responsible media literacy participants.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I believe all students can learn, in their own time and in their own way. Students are smart in spots, and I try to find those spots. Successful people use their strengths, and they don't waste time on their weaknesses. My goal is to guide students in using their strengths, and to help them improve weak areas, which may become new strengths. I love integrating the language arts into the content areas, so many of my writing assignments involve science and social studies. "I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases so long as it in no wise interferes with any other man's rights." ~Abraham Lincoln. I try to work with each student's unique talents, and I also manage them in one learning environment so we all succeed, teacher and students.
College and Degrees:
* 1992 Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Integrated Language Arts Emphasis, Eastern Washington University * 1985 Teaching Certificate: K-12 Reading; 4-12 Math; K-8 Elementary Endorsements * 1985 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude, Major: Reading; Minor: Math; Eastern Washington University
Activities:
Google Apps for Education Admin PB Works Educator
Favorite Books:
Between Teacher and Child by Haim Ginott Go and Come Back by Joan Abelove
Favorite Quotes:
"Be the change you want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Ghandi Live to make the world less difficult for each other. ~ George Eliot Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. ~Alfred North Whitehead "I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases so long as it in no wise interferes with any other man's rights." ~Abraham Lincoln.
Interests:
Grandkids; Web 3. 0 community-building;reading; writing; dog-walking
Employment History:
Current Position Readingand Writing Grades 5-8 Previous Positions Talentedand Gifted Instructor Grade8 Self-contained classroom Grade 7-8 Combination classroom Grade 6 Self-contained classroom Grade 5-6 Combination classroom Grade 1 Self-contained classroom STAR Club: Students That Are Rare Gifted and Talented Program (10 years) ServiceLearning with Elders
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach to guide the future, to encourage democracy, and to enable each child to become their dreams.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 75 %
     Average: 10 %
     High-achiever: 5 %
     Special Needs: 10 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 2 %
     Native American: 98 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 95 %
ESL Enrollment:: 80 %
Average number of students in class:: 12 students
Number of students I teach:: 45 students