Although I enjoy writing books, my passion is creating high-quality teaching resources which I sell on the TeachersPayTeachers website. I believe our future depends on our children being able to think creatively and critically, so I incorporate higher level thinking skills into almost everything I create. With that said, I also think that learning should be fun! That is one reason that I have made so many Task Cards. There are so many ways to use task cards in games and other cooperative learning activities. I am an all-time Top Ten seller on TpT and the #1 seller for grades 3-5. In 2015 I was a keynote speaker at the Teachers Pay Teachers Conference in Las Vegas where I spoke to around 1,400 TpT teacher-authors. I have also presented at every conference.
I am also a board member and advisor for Boom Learning℠ , an open marketplace for teacher-created educational apps.
I have taught students from grades K-8. As a classroom teacher, I taught mostly highly capable third and fourth graders, often creating curriculum to meet their needs. I have also taught technology and science to multiple grades. I hold a BA in Developmental Psychology and a K-8 Teaching Certificate from Western Washington University.