A self-defined learner for life, I embrace change earlier than most. With a strong drive to engage learners that leaves me dissatisfied with the status quo, I frequently find myself searching for new, innovative methods to engage and challenge students while developing both content and 21st century knowledge. In my classroom, instilling a growth mindset is a necessity; thus, I encourage students to LAKER up:
LEARN to advocate for self
ALWAYS shift strategies when needed
KEEP up with goals and seek individual challenges
ENCOURAGE one another
RESPOND appropriately to set backs
Together, we work hard to support one another, create a classroom "team" that is both challenging and rewarding, and pursue learning at the highest levels.
There is an old saying around our district, one I have been proud to quote for years, "It's a great day to be a Laker." Now, I also add to the saying, "Let's L.A.K.E.R. Up!"
Here is my RESUME