I born in the late 70s to a social-worker mother and research scientist father, I came into the world butt-first in the breech presentation, and I've been doing things that way ever since. My husband and I moved to the KP from Maine in 2007 when I was offered the teaching position at KCHS. We have loved our time here, starting and raising our family of three kids and too many animals to mention here.
I love working at KCHS with incredible kids and inspirational staff. I love the same things most people put into their bios: spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities like hiking, running, biking, camping, skiing, and relaxing. Allow me to also include some pet peeves: crumbs on the countertop (why can't you cut the bread over a plate?), school buses that just won't pull over to let the long line of cars pass (Hello? Five car back-up law?), and students who throw things in my room (You are NOT in the NBA. Stop.).
PL Strategy to share:
The two areas of PL where I have focused the most are student choice and reflection. I restructured my anatomy & physiology class last year so that students could study any system they wanted in any order. Students tracked their learning and reflected on their work using weekly exit tickets. While there were definitely successes with this, I learned a lot about how my students preferred to engage with new content and demonstrate their learning. After some of my own reflection, I am excited for the iteration I will try this year.