Hello and welcome to my blog!
You are searching…
- searching for ideas to engage your little learners
- searching for the most effective teaching resources
- searching for ways to support your students’ individual learning needs
- searching for a multitude of different ways to teach a skill
I know. I’ve been there.
I spent my entire teaching career searching… endlessly! I was determined to find ways to teach every child. Along the way, I adapted and designed my own resources. Eventually, I retired. But, I’m still seeking solutions!
You will discover that my resources, which are appropriate for both on level and below level learners, frequently provide concrete and visual supports; systematic, sequential instruction; and/ or options to support differentiated responses.
I’ve got the passion. I’ve got the experience. I’ve got the time. Let me do the searching for you!
- I earned a B.S. degree from Clarion State College (now Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, both in Special Education.
- I taught 35 1/2 years, all in rural Virginia, all in Special Education, primarily K-2 children with mild disabilities who were included in the general education classroom for the majority of their day.
- I stay connected with teaching and former colleagues by substituting a few days each month at the prekindergarten to second-grade school where I taught for over 31 years.
- I stay up-to-date by reading, researching, and subscribing to professional journals.
- I live with my husband and our dog, Gibbs, in a rural area of Virginia.
- We have two grown children. We have four sweet adorable grandchildren! Is there any other kind?
- I enjoy walking or swimming on an almost daily basis, reading a book so well written it demands you finish it right now, drinking a soothing cup of hot tea, savoring a piece of dark chocolate, and cradling a grandbaby!
As a lifelong learner, starting a blog is my newest venture. Stick around and see what happens!