I teach an ongoing class through Outschool called The Stairs to Success. The Stairs to Success is a research-based curriculum containing fourteen units. Each unit is designed to help students improve their student success skills such as test-taking, motivation, notetaking, critical thinking, and more! The Stairs to Success will set learners up for success in college, community college, a trade or technical program, or the world of work. Check out my "About" page, to see all of the units and understand just what each one is about.
I also offer each unit in The Stairs to Success curriculum as a stand-alone class. If you feel you just need to improve on just a few of the topics, you can sign up for the stand-alone classes that meet your needs.
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with degrees and certifications in Elementary Education (1-8), Learning Disabilities (K-12), and Emotional and Behavior Disabilities (K-12). My Master's Degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where I focused my studies on strategic learning. I have taught for 40 years, and although the majority of my teaching career was with middle schoolers, most recently I have taught at the community college level.
I believe that with the right tools, including a growth mindset and an understanding of how one learns, we can learn anything! Yes, ANYTHING!!!
In addition to having a passion for helping young adults become strategic learners, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and camping. I have even taught cooking classes for children in grades 1-5, helping them to develop knowledge about a healthy diet and independent cooking skills.
Who Should Take The Stairs to Success?
The Stairs to Success, both the continuing class as well as the stand alone classes offered on Outschool, are tailored to juniors and seniors in high school (ages 16-18). These courses are for students nearing the end of their high school studies and preparing for community college, university, a trade or technical program, or the world of work.