Website is designed to help you get to know me as well as gain access
to important information about my classroom. I currently teach:
The 2012-2013 school year will
be my 16th year teaching. I have a Master's of Educational Technology degree from Michigan State. I hold a
Master’s of Teaching degree from Marygrove
College, and I received my B.S. in
English and elementary education from the College
of New Jersey, where my husband and
I resided while he was in the Air Force. Prior to my
teaching experiences in Michigan,
I worked at an educational science company, where I taught hands-on
activities to students in grades K-8 at various schools in NJ.
My Philosophy Cloud:
call my philosophy the, "Whatever Works Wins!" philosophy, because I
believe that it is my job to motivate each child to learn as well as to
discover the learning style that works best for each of my students.
- It is my
mission as a teacher to give every one of my students an
education, and to motivate each child to do his or her best.
plan to give them opportunities and experiences that will enable them
to develop personal morals, to contribute to their community, and to
respond to our ever changing world.
that incorporating technology into the classroom is critical. Today’s
students need to become productive members of our society and in order to
function, live productively, and learn effectively. In our digital world it is of utmost
importance that students learn about gathering and presenting information with
the use of technology. As students communicate and collaborate with
various technologies, they will develop interpersonal skills as well as become
educated individuals. The use of technology in the classroom is a huge
motivational tool as well. If students know that their work will be
published on the internet for a real audience, it encourages them to display
higher quality work.
- In the classroom students should be learning about various methods of
conducting research and gathering information using the internet.
- As students evaluate and select information to conduct research, they
will simultaneously develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision
- Many applications inspire students to use creativity and innovation in their
work. There are many presenting tools available for students to use when
presenting information such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Powerpoint. Students can create podcasts to broadcast
information gathered. Google now offers a number of free applications
that students might use as well to present information such as Google Docs
(which is similar to a word processing program) and Google Page Creator (which
allows one to create web pages). Incorporating technology into the
curriculum encourages students to think “out of the box,” when designing
- Integrating communication and collaboration technologies into the classroom
enables teachers to expose students to a wealth of information that otherwise
could not be possible.
- Exposing students to technology in the classroom, prepares students for
experiences that they will encounter as adults. In order to compete in
our global society we need to give our students appropriate technology skills
as well as encourage creative thinking.