I have been a teacher for over 35 years. I retired, and was miserable that I no longer had the wisdom of children in my life. I began to substitute, and happily teach almost every day! I have taught grades 1-5, and love creating lessons that are integrated and meaningful, and always include technology and project-based learning. In 2009, I won the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award by the National Council of Social Studies. Global learning is very important to me!