What I teach
After teaching mainstream Math and Biology for about 7 years, I got a job teaching Special Education Algebra 2 and Consumer Math to high school juniors and seniors. Soon after, I got certified to teach Special Education and realized how much I love my job. I absolutely love teaching Math to kids who are afraid of it. Is that crazy?! Maybe a little:)
My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science. After 4 years of using my degree to help remediate leaky gas stations, I had enough and became a substitute teacher in Boston. At the end of that year I became Biology certified and landed my first full-time teaching job in South Boston. A year later I was also Math certified and starting my Mathematics for Teaching graduate degree at Harvard Extension School. In 2014 I became licensed to teach Special Education and felt I finally found where I needed to be.
As much as I love Math, I also love to write, which now comes in handy with all the IEPs I need to write:) One of the stories that I wrote in a graduate class was included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School. This was a proud moment for me.
I love growing things from seeds. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my avocado tree. I also have a couple citrus trees that I've grown from seeds. Basically, anytime I see a seed I am compelled to stick it in soil!
And free stuff!
Oh yes, free stuff. There are a bunch of free resources in the "Freebies!" box on the sidebar --> You can also check out my blog posts and my store for other fun activities that will engage even your most challenging students.
Let's collaborate!And if you'd like more secondary Math ideas, I am a Pinterest junkie! I pin everything from ideas to keep busy toddlers engaged to paper plate unit circles:)