Who Am I?
Laura Schachter. I am a mother, wife, teacher, and friend. I love the sound of laughter, especially children's laughter.
I have a Master's of Arts in Teaching, with a focus in early childhood, special education, and elementary education. I am certified in special education, early childhood education, and elementary education. I taught in an early childhood special education center, in elementary schools as an inclusion Kindergarten teacher, and as a resource special education teacher.
I am currently on a public school teaching "sabbatical", as I am a stay-at-home mom raising my two young children. I missed teaching, as soon as I left. Teaching is in my blood, so I started creating things while my son was an infant. This resulted in our house becoming a preschool/kindergarten for my kids and their friends. My kids go/went to another preschool, but came home to Mommy's school, too.
At the moment, I work with both my kids' teachers to create games and products for their classrooms. I also tutor elementary students with and without special needs. I am able to use my brain and creativity to help my children's teachers and other students. Right now, I have the best of both worlds! I love my life!
main goal, when teaching, has always been to get kids to forget that they
are learning. I try and make the bulk of
my teaching through games and through novel ideas. I love concrete and active learning.
Thank you for joining in this adventure with me! I hope you find some useful things along the way. I am passionate about differentiation and believe that it is so important to make it easier for the classroom teacher to differentiate. I hope that my different ideas and games save you some time and provide your students with enjoyment!