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
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My Lesson Plans

Write Equations to Solve Word Problems - 4.OA.3

Write Equations to Solve Word Problems - 4.OA.3

The learner writes equations to solve progressively more difficult word problems - NCCS Math 4.OA.3. Use as a component of a lesson introducing or reinforcing order of operations.  Could also be...
FREE - Lesson Length: 45 Minutes
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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