Welcome to Mrs. L’s Leveled Learning! I created the resources you’ll find here to address the requirements of my school district to implement Marzano’s research in a consistent and effective way. I realized that other teachers were under the same demands all over the country with the implementation of the Common Core standards and Teacher Evaluation Systems like iObservations. I began sharing my work creating specific scales based on Robert Marzano’s research findings. Mrs. L’s Leveled Learning is the medium I use to share this work and hopefully lift some of the burden off of teacher’s shoulders.
I began my teaching career in Michigan, after working with preschool children in college. I worked with one other college sophomore to supervise 23 preschool children for nine hours a day. I fell in love with the kids and decided that teaching was for me! I taught four years in 2nd grade, two years in 1st grade, and one year in 5-8th grade science and math. I moved to Arizona in August of 2008, and have been teaching and consulting for gifted and advanced K-5 students at two Title I schools.
I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Child Development, and a Biology minor. I then returned for an M.A. in Literacy and Language Instruction. Even though I have a natural affinity for math and sciences, I chose a Masters program centered around language arts because I wanted to develop in this area professionally. My credentials include certificates in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; as well as endorsements in Reading, Gifted Instruction, and Structured English Immersion. What I love most about teaching is that children have so much natural enthusiasm for learning.
My personal interests include travel, and the arts. I have visited several European countries and Australia. I enjoy singing in choirs, playing guitar, creating two and three-dimensional crafts, hiking, and eating! (My husband is a trained chef.) I also really enjoy reading whenever I have the time.
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