February 2017 Lincoln Elementary Kindergarten teacher Dickinson, ND Teaching for 23 years
What grade levels and subjects do you teach?I teach Kindergarten (all subjects).
What is your favorite part about teaching those grade levels and subjects?At this age, they make such progress in just one year and just love coming to school.
When did you decide to become a teacher, and why did you choose this field?After I had children of my own, I wanted to work with preschool or kindergarten age children. They are so curious and have such a sense of wonder.
What personal strengths do you find especially helpful in your teaching?I have good classroom management skills and a sense of humor.
How do you motivate your students to become active learners in your classroom?I praise those students who are on task and trying their best and try to give support to those who need it.
What are your favorite products to use while teaching?The kids love to use paints and finger paint.
How do you think those products help the learning experience?They give a student an opportunity to be creative.
What products would you like to see Modern School Supplies carry?More primary grade products.
What is your greatest accomplishment as a Teacher?Every year, every student who learns how to read is a great accomplishment! Professionally, my greatest accomplishment was being asked to serve on the state committee to write state social studies standards for K-8 students.