April Smith, Curriculum Writer and Online Professional Development Coach
In 2010 I started blogging about the one thing I'm most passionate about: teaching. The blog has evolved a lot since then, including the addition of my teaching resource store and some wonderful guest bloggers.
I've been teaching since 2008, but I've worked with kids ever since sixth grade when my teacher paired me up with a first grade buddy to tutor in reading and math. I made my first lesson plan and worksheet that year: and printed it all out on that continuous feed paper. Do you remember that stuff? I think I spent more time taking off the perforated edges than making my lesson plans!
When I graduated with my teaching degree in 2008, I moved to a different state to work in a Title 1 school. I fell in love with teaching 5th grade and taught it for many years! I also taught reading & math intervention and 4th-6th grade high achieving & gifted students. I've taught every ability level and personality type. Being a hands-on and visual learner myself, my focus was always on differentiating activities to reach every single student.
I now work with teachers online and in-person to help serve their students with highly engaging lessons. I'm passionate about project-based learning, STEM, STEAM, and hands-on activities.
You can connect with me by making a selection from the three options above.
Talk to you soon,