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Karen Lea profile

Karen Lea

5 - 12 mathematics teacher and currently teacher of teachers

I am a teacher who desires to empower teachers to teach all students. I have taught in a private high school and urban junior high and high school. Teaching in the urban schools taught me how important it is for teachers to be consistent and clear while using multiple teaching strategies. I have also taught in the university setting focusing on secondary education and urban education. I continuously research teaching strategies and work with individuals to implement and analyze those strategies.

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Blog: http://www.teach4thinking.com

    Posts

    • Student Engagement

      Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story

      Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea explains how planning a lesson is a lot like telling a story, and how important it is to hook students with a good beginning.
    • Assessment

      Modeling: Essential for Learning

      Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea discusses the importance of instruction by modeling, and takes her examples from possible lessons that meet the Common Core Standards.
    • Student Engagement

      Inquiry, Curiosity, Exploration and the Common Core

      Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea looks at the Common Core ELA standards for lessons that will motivate students through inquiry, curiosity and exploration.
    • Assessment

      Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards

      Math teacher and teaching strategist Karen Lea looks at meaningful ways to connect learning objectives with Common Core State Standards.