jwheels's Profile

About Me

I work as an educational consultant mentoring new teachers, providing professional development and developing math curricula. I believe in the value of well written, common sense standards as a roadmap. Teachers must hone common sense classroom method to ensure students reach maximum potential. I have a Master's degree in Education, and I am a certified teacher in Illinois. Previously, I was a trainer and curriculum specialist in the United States Navy, where I learned needs analysis and the development of quality, standards based lessons. Topics taught included advanced algebra, trigonometry and advanced electronics for weapons control. My classroom philosophy emphasizes recognition of multiple intelligences and the use of hands-on lessons and all available technology to ensure all students receive instruction in a way they can understand.

Grade Level(s):
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Middle School
Subject(s):
Math
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My Lesson Plans

Convert Expressions to Words

Convert Expressions to Words

The learner converts two operation expressions to words (all positive, whole number). For use as guided or independent practice. Suitable for use as printable, on smartboard, projector, pad or compu...
FREE - Lesson Length: 15 Minutes
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Lines of Symmetry - 4.G.3

Lines of Symmetry - 4.G.3

Great 60 minute lesson for administrator evaluation! I have included editable version of all files, so you can make the lesson your own. This is an interactive presentation that will engage students w...
$6.00 - Lesson Length: 1 Hour
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Classifying 2-D Figures

Classifying 2-D Figures

Classifying 2-D Objects is an interactive PowerPoint presentation useful for introducing students to polygons and other two dimensional objects. It is a colorful and engaging lesson designed to lead s...
$6.00 - Lesson Length: 55 Minutes
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Read, Write and Evaluate Expressions - NCCS Math 6.EE.2

Read, Write and Evaluate Expressions - NCCS Math 6.EE.2

The learner identifies, creates and evaluates expressions. Complete 4 page student packet with answer sheets included. Provides for guided and independent practice with assessment included. For use...
$3.00 - Lesson Length: 2 Hours
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Simplify Ratios 6.RP.1

Simplify Ratios 6.RP.1

Excellent student practice/assessment resource! The learner identifies and simplifies ratios. Use as a printable, or on smartboard, projector, computer or pad. Objectives: - Identify ratios - Des...
$3.00 - Lesson Length: 1 Hour
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My Education

TypeFieldOrganizationStart DateEnd Date
Masters DegreeEducationNorthern Illinois University01/01/199305/01/1994
Bachelors DegreeEducationSouthern Illinois University01/01/199101/01/1993
Post-Masters CertificateEducationGovernor's State University01/01/200305/01/2004

My Schools

NameFieldOrganizationCityStateStart DateEnd Date
Sauk Elementary SchoolLead Teacher/Curriculum Development Richton ParkIllinois09/01/200405/31/2012