My current job title:
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About my role:
Years (including this school year) I have been a PreK–12 classroom teacher:
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Are you a National Board Certified Teacher?:
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One positive change I hope to see in our schools:
I would love to see a shift away from the "one right answer" model and a move toward the exploration of interests in the classroom. Though exploration is difficult to measure because it is boundless, its benefits are countless.
What I’m learning about now:
I am currently studying motivational techniques related to video game theory and exploring course redesign from a strengths-based approach rather than a deficiency model. This summer I will be delving into project-based learning, and in the fall, I will be piloting a mastery-focused writing curriculum of my own design.
My current leadership goal:
I am hoping to find the proper forum to effectively enter the active discourse of teaching methods in America and find new ways to bridge the separation gap between prek-12 and post-secondary institutions. There needs to be a healthy open and honest discourse between all members of the p-20 community.
I would be very interested in a hybrid role that allowed me to:
develop innovatitve teaching practices for myself and other teachers and advocate for a culture-focused education reform.