Welcome to my classroom! As I gain more teaching experience, I add more posters, decorations that will inspire and encourage my students to do their best every day. My goal is to have my room be comfortable, welcoming, and inspirational for my students.
Feel free to have a look around at the decorations I hang in my classroom.
Every year, the first week I spend building rapport and relationships with my students. I let them get to know certain aspects of me on a more personal level (i.e. favorite color, interests outside to teaching, etc.). I also take this time to learn more about my students.
Another aspect of this week is for students to get to know each other. Through problem solving and and critical thinking actitvites, they have to communicate with their classmates. These activities are low stakes so students can not only finish the task, but also to have fun.
One of my teaching goals has been to incorporate more technology into my classroom. With a Chromebook cart, I create engaging classroom activities using Gimkit, Quizizz, Kahoot, and many more.
For my project based class, Senior Math, the Chromebooks are used just about every day. From using simulations about budgeting and the stock market, to exploring colleges and careers, to using Google Classroom to turn in assignments, the Chromebooks are an important part of this class.