I have been teaching in Georgia since 2008, serving in a variety of roles including 5th grade teacher, gifted coordinator/ teacher and social studies coach. Prior to that I taught a couple of years of middle school Social Studies in Chevak, Alaska. In my spare time I have spent a combined nine months in eight different African countries. In addition I have traveled through or in 46 of the 50 states and have lived in 5 of them. This desire I have to experience the world has a great impact on my teaching style. I believe that education needs to be relevant to our ever changing world. Blindly following a textbook simply will not prepare students for the fast paced changes that our society faces. Real world connections need to be made by students throughout the learning process, so that that they can fully engage in learning and be able to adapt to the changes that they will face. This website is designed to try to supplement the material that will be taught in class this year. I have attempted to find relevant websites that are engaging and student friendly, along with a variety of videos.
Review Games will be Gradually Remade
Over the past several years thousands of users have enjoyed the interactive review games on this site. Unfortunately, the site (zondle.com) that I used to create and host those interactive games has shut down. As a result, all of the games on my site stopped working. I am working on a solution, and hopefully review games will return in the near future. The picture shown below is the message on the Zondle homepage.
Review games have been recreated for:
Reconstruction, Turn of the Century, World War I & the 1920's, Great Depression, Plant Classification, Animal Classification, Physical vs. Chemical Changes