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I am Ms. Maxwell, and I teach Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. I am teaching this year with Miss. Butler’s assistance. As the remainder of the school years gets underway, I would like to welcome each of you back to learning but first I would like to give you a little background info on myself. This is my third year of teaching and my fourteenth year working with Marion County public schools. I am a former paraprofessional and therapist, which has granted me the privilege to partner with guidance counselors and case managers to motivate students and accelerate their strengths and abilities to get back on course. I aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students to trust their own opinions, while fostering confidence in order for students to realize their full potential. I love working with children and will continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives. I have come to realize how vital education is in the preparation of young people to achieve success in all endeavors set before them. I hope to instill a love of learning and a desire for constant knowledge within each of my students.
Students and parents I am looking forward to working with you as we venture through distance learning. Parents, hopefully, you can encourage your child to give his/her best so that we can finish the school year strong. Your enthusiasm is very important. It’s also critical!!!! With that being said, I’ve provided some helpful tips for online learning below.
- Help your scholar be organized, on time, and ready to learn. As essential part of this is seeing that your scholar gets enough sleep each night.
- Make sure your scholar has a quiet place to work without the distraction of television, music, or other disruptions.
- Read with your scholar every day of possible. As skills grow, take turns reading to one another. You will be amazed how quickly your scholar’s skills improve when you take an interest! Show your child that learning is something you do for a lifetime by learning something together each day.
- Set high expectations for your scholar academically and behaviorally. Talk to your scholar often about what they want to do in the future. Learning happens all the time, so try to give your child as many experiences as possible, and answer all of his/her questions or have fun looking up the answers together.
- And be sure that your scholar understands the importance of balancing energy in and energy out by eating well and getting some exercise each day!
Let’s finish strong together,