I am very passionate about helping every one of my students love learning. I use a variety of strategies to build a supportive and cohesive classroom community among my students. I love to integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) into classroom lessons, especially literacy activities as we build our writing, reading, and oral communication skills. I love integrating arts and technology into classroom lessons, and design integrated, multi-disciplinary projects which engage students in active learning. I encourage and support my students to be self-directed learners, and use "passion projects" to help students cultivate their own interests as well as literacy skill within our curriculum. I help my students build digital portfolios with examples of their work, and their growing language fluency, to connect with parents and benchmark student growth in different areas throughout the year.