I am a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University with my B.A. in History (minor in education), and my Master's in General Education. I am also a NYS certified 7-12 history teacher.
I would describe my teaching philosophy as being "HANDS ON!" While lecture and note taking are "necessary evils" at times, I love sharing relics and conducting group activities, reenactments, skits, debates, etc. with my students. I believe this strategy gets students to put down their ipods and cell phones and gets them interested in the subject! Often, students have only seen the relics I share with them on t.v or in movies and videogames. So many of them really get excited and open up when they can handle a medal or try on a helmet!
When not teaching, I spend my "free time" at the recycling facility that my parents own. I work there as a weigh master and I also try to salvage as many historical objects and pieces of militaria out of the garbage as possible!
World War II, Roman and Italian history, A.C. Milan, reading, videogames and paintball.
NYS certified 7-12gr History Teacher, Recycling Facility Weigh Master