Today’s Guest of Honor is Jenifer and she is the teacher behind Jenifer Shull TeachersPayTeachers store and Monkeying Around in the 3rd blog. She can also be found on her Facebook page! Please visit all these locations and leave her some “love” 😉
Here are Jenifer’s answers to my interview:
How long have you been a teacher?
Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I love to move, create, explore and inspire others.
Which grades have you taught so far?
Pre-k,1st,3rd and 4th.
What subjects do you rather teach?
Math and Science.
What is your favorite aspect of being a teacher?
The ability to move during the day and not sit in an office all day. I love to create interactive learning foldables and hands-on projects.
Tell us about the teacher that most made an impression on you as a student.
Mr. Ratliff, my fourth grade teacher rocked my world! He was strict, meaningful with his words and demanded the most out of me. He inspired me to become a life long learner.
Tell us a funny/interesting story that happened to you during your career as a teacher.
There are so many funnies when I teach. One funny/interesting story was when we got tons of ice/snow (a lot for NC about 4 inches) and none of the buses could run and parents were stranded at work. Teachers and students had to sleep at the school. We ate cafeteria dinners,watched movies and partied most of the evening. Long day.night but tons of fun!
What advice would you give a new teacher? (Something that you wish you had known when you first started.)
Find an experienced mentor and absorb all the information you can. Learn how to save good resources and learn about management techniques.
What does your ideal classroom look like?
Labeled, pristine, organized and able to run itself. Of course everything must match.;)
What drove you into becoming a Teacher-Author at TeachersPayTeachers?
I found it one night while on facebook. I became obsessed with the wonderful and creative products and it inspired me to put my experience and creativity to good use!
From all the products in your store, which one is your favorite and why?
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