Laura Candler5th Grade TeacherE. E. Miller Elementary School
...Laura Candler is a classroom teacher with 18 years experience in elementary and middle school education.She obtained her teaching degree from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981.She recently became certified through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the area of Middle Childhood education.Laura is currently teaching 5th grade at E. E. Miller Elementary School in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Laura's teaching style is based on her
belief that all kids can learn when provided with exciting educational opportunities.Furthermore, she
believes that all kids will LOVE learning when they become part of an active community of learners.She
loves to read, and she
shares that love through innovative programs like Literary Lunch Bunch meetings and Literature Circles.She
loves computers and technology, and shares that love with her
students by integrating technology into the curriculum and through their class web site (Candler Kids on the Web at http://home.att.net/~candlers).Laura
believes in establishing high expectations for all her
strives to help them meet those expectations by using cooperative learning techniques which foster higher-level thinking.This year she
is in the second year of a "looping " assignment, which means she
is teaching the same students she taught last year.She
loves having time to really get to know her
students and to share their interest and enthusiasm for learning.
In addition to her
work in the classroom, Laura
is the author of a number of books for teachers.Her
first book, The Science Club Companion, was published ten years ago as a guide for Science Club advisors.
also enjoys sharing her
techniques through teaching educational workshops.She
has trained hundreds of teachers in cooperative techniques, both within her
school system and throughout the United States.Laura
also shares her
ideas via the Internet.She
recently created a web site called Teaching Resources (http://home.att.net/~teaching) where she
posts blackline masters of her
can download the worksheets for free and used them with their students. Laura
is the mother of two daughters, Amy, age 6, and Wendy, age 10.They enjoy spending the summers traveling to California to visit relatives.Laura's favorite place to visit is Lake Tahoe, where she
days hiking, biking, roller blading, and swimming with her
husband and children.
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