Welcome to English III with Ms. Saunders and Ms. Thomas-Davis

Grimsley High School, Room 215

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It is my dream to help students in the journey of self-discovery so that they may find relevant learning in the classroom that will translate into confidence as young adults. I look for new and creative ways to engage students and I am intrigued by the variety of methods employed by other educators. Professional Learning Communities, peer relationships, community connections, and educational opportunities are excellent resources for myself as an educator. Ultimately, innovation, rigor, relevance, and relationships are the key to classroom success.

My ultimate goal for students is to reach a level of personal and educational growth based upon individual strengths and challenges; I want to make it a collaborative effort in concert with the teacher, the student and parents. The hope is to ignite a spark for learning and discovery that will carry over into the student’s world outside the classroom. As such, the success will be celebrated as a major accomplishment in the life of the student. All moments are to be affirmed positively to reinforce the student and encourage peer success in the classroom.

In order to accomplish this vision, I will embrace the concept of diverse approach and the process of thoughtfully adapting teaching methods according to the learner and classroom dynamic. The concept of ‘anything goes’ cannot exist in this vision; however, the knowledge that a variety of methods in unique combinations must exist is the foundation for student success in my teaching vision.

Students must leave my classroom prepared to excel as creative, collaborative individuals ready to think critically, and communicate effectively, as productive members of the 21st Century global community.

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