Ms. Lee’s favorite thing about working at Graland is the strong sense of community and team building. She especially appreciates the school’s focus on making sure the staff feels welcomed and part of the culture through various events and professional development.
A lesson that creates the biggest impact on my class focuses on good sportsmanship and creating a positive classroom environment. Students used their thinking and collaboration skills to identify appropriate conflict resolution strategies to use during conflicts that arise in P.E. class. This lesson is helpful to resolve conflicts during other times such as unstructured play and academic time. My passion is teaching social-emotional development and creative problem solving.
I participated in a professional development training that transformed the way I think about questions and how I ask questions to my students. I now consider the phrases I use and if I am using higher order thinking skills when asking these questions. I was unaware of the impact of Bloom’s Taxonomy for early education. Every day I focus on reading about different strategies and skills that will benefit me in the classroom.
Favorite Teaching Moment
When I explained to a student that I was in school to become a teacher and that I was almost finished with school. I helped him with a math problem and he looked up at me and told me, “You’re already ready to become a teacher.”
Last year, I won a scholarship to go to the Amazon Rainforest in Peru and learn about STEM and project-based learning for elementary students.
My favorite sport to watch, play and teach is soccer.
Outside of Graland I’m ...
Riding my bike or reading
Joined Graland in...
Studying for BA in elementary education, University of Northern Colorado