My name is Beth, and I am so glad you are here. If you have made it to this section of my blog, it probably means we share a common passion — teaching kids! Connecting with colleagues around the world is one of my most favorite things, so THANK YOU for stopping by. It means so much to me.
I have worked in a variety of settings for the 12 years I have been teaching. I began my career in Indiana as a middle school teacher for students with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities... and yes, I LOVED IT!!! I learned so much from my first students about the importance of individualizing instruction so that everyone was engaged. I also learned that LOVING your students trumps any level of expertise. (Seriously. Research agrees!)
It's hard to be a teacher or a student in this modern era of standardized testing overload. As a society, we run the risk of losing an entire generation of learners if we don't change this broken system. Our students don't have a voice in the government, so WE need to be that voice. Teachers Pay Teachers empowers each of us to BE that voice.
my Teachers Pay Teachers store in November 2013 as an opportunity to share resources with other teachers looking to save time without sacrificing rigor and engagement. Ever since then, I simply can't stop gushing about it! Teachers Pay Teachers empowers educators around the world to be advocates for their students. It has inspired me to become a teacher leader, to stay up-to-date with educational research, and to continue to invest in children despite overwhelming adversity. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many teachers around the world through this giant Professional Learning Community. Teachers, we are a force to be reckoned with, and together we will change the face of education for our children!
I will let you in on a little secret! Even though I am an introvert through and through, I LOVE to connect with others on a real and personal level. If you would like to connect, too, you can follow my accounts listed below. Looking for quality teaching ideas? Pinterest might do the trick. Want to keep updated on my latest releases, interesting educational articles, and things that will make you laugh? Facebook is the place! And if you want to see behind the scenes pictures of life, and let's face it, my RIDICULOUSLY CUTE dog, then Instagram is probably the place for you! Be sure to say hello!