Ashley Atkinson

Name: Ashley Atkinson

Grade and Subject:  6-8 ELA Instructional Coach

Location: Toisnot Middle School - Wilson, NC

Learn more about Ashley

What inspired you to teach?

I was inspired to teach because I wanted to pass on my love of learning.  

Describe a favorite teaching memory

When I was teaching the book "Freak the Mighty" my students were so engaged in the book that it flowed into other classes. One day the PE teacher called me down because the students were reenacting the scene where Max puts Freak on his shoulders and runs around avoiding Blade. They finished by having all the students around chant just like in the book. For me there is nothing sweeter than my students loving what they are learning.  

Something I can’t live without is…..

Post it Note Anchor Chart Pads! I use them for every lesson both for classroom visits and PD alike! 

When I'm not teaching I am …...

Learning! I have just started my Phd in Teaching and Learning Sciences with a focus in Literacy.  

Resources Created

1. "Connections to the Holocaust" Gallery Walk

2. "How do people fight indifference?" Project based learning

3. "How do people reject indifference?" Writing skills

 

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