I'm entering my 12th year teaching for the KPBSD Distance Learning Department. I primarily teach high school Social Studies courses. I have taught previously in Bristol Bay and Delta Junction, where I also taught Spanish, math and construction classes. Outside of school I have two boys, ages 9 and 11, that keep me very busy! I love being active outside. This normally takes the form of skiing (x-country and backcountry) and Nordic skating in winter, and doing as much paddling as possible over the summer (white water, sea kayaking, extended wilderness trips).
PL Strategy to share:
Some things I'm currently working on implementing are expanding student choice for assignments, creating class experiences that actively engage students, and giving students regular opportunities to reflect and share on their class experience, learning goals, and sense of success.
Current Driving Question:
How to best make a class that is personally meaningful for students?