My Students 2010–2011 28 Students 23 Hispanic students 4 Native American students 1 White student 12 English Language Learners 3 Special Education students 2011–2012 25 Students 22 Hispanic students 2 Native American students 1 White student 3 English Language Learners 1 Special Education student
My Classroom Classroom 7 Tables 4 Student computers 2 Dry-erase boards At every table … 4 Whiteboards 4 Whiteboard markers 4 Whiteboard erasers 4 Highlighters 1 Textbook basket
My Classroom Technology (Provided by District) 1 Mac laptop 1 Mounted projector 1 Smartboard 1 Document camera
My Classroom <ul><li>Big Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Students will demonstrate at least 80% mastery of the state math, reading, writing, science, and social studies standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will achieve a 4 or higher on each of the six traits of writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will improve their reading fluency by at least 40 words per minute. </li></ul>
Teaching Click on each picture to watch a video of myself and Loma Linda in action
Loma Linda School (K-8) Student Ethnicity 87% Hispanic 7% White 4% Native American 2% Black Student Population 976 Students 90% Students eligible for free or reduced lunch 41% English Language Learners Go Lancers!
Loma Linda Community Population $37,031 Median household income 37% with a college degree 47% Owning a home 53% Renting a home Housing $137,130 Median cost of home 4.3 Average # of rooms in household 41 (years) Median age of housing structure
My Guiding Belief “ I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck