The educational landscape is constantly evolving, and it’s more important than ever for teachers to adapt and incorporate new strategies and technologies in the classroom. That’s why I’m dedicated to helping educators transform their teaching practices to better meet the needs of today’s students.
I’m passionate about integrating meaningful technology, problem-based learning, and personalized strategies to help students gain the confidence and skills they need to succeed in learning and life. As of May 2023 I have completed my Masters in Creativity and Change Leadership through SUNY Buffalo, a certificate in instructional design, and experience teaching creative problem solving at a community college. With each passing day, I feel I am even more equipped to help teachers foster creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration in their classrooms!
In my Masters program, I gained a deeper understanding of the nature of creativity, its role in personal and social transformation, and how to foster creativity in individuals and groups. I also learned about different theories and models of creativity, and how to apply them to real-world situations, including the classroom.
My certificate in instructional design has allowed me to further hone my skills in designing effective learning experiences. I am also certified as a Foursight consultant so I can help assess and teach the Foursight methodology to unlock potential and catalyze transformative problem-solving and decision-making for individuals and teams.
In addition to my experience in instructional design, I also teach Creative Problem Solving at a community college. This experience has allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of how to foster creativity and problem-solving skills in students of all ages and backgrounds.
But my educational journey didn’t start with my Masters degree. In 2003, I graduated from SUNY Brockport with a dual degree in English and Secondary Education. I went on to work at a private learning center under the direction of an Educational Therapist/Psychologist, where I gained valuable experience in cognitive skills training and personalized learning plans.
In 2005, I moved to Nablus, Palestine, where I worked as a Curriculum Advisor at a private International Baccalaureate school. There, I helped plan the curriculum for elementary grades and trained teachers in instructional strategies.
As a mom, I became fascinated with Right-Brain training and pursued training with “Right Brain Kids” based in Malaysia and Glenn Doman. I also became Montessori certified, which allowed me to provide a more holistic approach to learning and teaching.
With my passion for learning and teaching, I discovered Teachers Pay Teachers while “after schooling” my children. When I couldn’t find the resources I needed, I started creating my own. TpT and the internet have allowed me to pursue my mission of helping educators teach, encourage, and inspire their students with relevant resources.
I’m also a Google Certified Educator and certified by Adobe as a Train the Trainer to offer training on their products. These skills allow me to help teachers integrate technology and digital tools in relevant and meaningful ways. I also am a certified life coach :) What can I say, I love learning!
As an educator, I believe that we must always be learning and adapting to the changing landscape of education. I’m excited to continue sharing my expertise and passion for teaching and learning with educators around the world.