Welcome to the blog! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy teacher life to read my blog.
Here’s a little bit about me, Natasha, the blogger behind Ms. Natasha Theodora.
I am a current grade 3 teacher, but I’ve had many roles in the school world. I’ve taught grades 1, 2, and 3. I’ve also had the opportunity to step into various leadership roles in my career. I’ve been a math curriculum leader, a new teacher mentor, and an elementary pedagogical team leader. I have worked as both a reading interventionist and a math interventionist. I’ve worked both in US public schools and in private international schools.
Luckily, I’ve worked with incredible mentors throughout my career. I’ve always had a deep love for professional learning. It could be because my first year teaching we were involved in a year-long literacy training, and it changed my life! I became a better teacher from those classes and working with our literacy coach. I’ve always worked at schools that invested in me as a learner and have been afforded outstanding professional development. Here on, Ms. Natasha Theodora will find information about literacy, math, best teaching practices, stories from the classroom, and a love for teaching.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
Core Teaching Beliefs
I believe that caring for our students’ hearts comes first.
I believe that research should inform our teaching.
I believe that teachers need to be engaged in professional learning.
I believe that books bring people together.
I believe that every moment in the classroom is a moment for learning. Every moment counts!
I believe some of the best PD comes from talking to the teacher across the hall.
I believe that laughter should be a vital part of every classroom.
I believe in following the student and letting students guide our instruction.
I believe in investing in myself outside of teaching and don’t work on the weekends or over holidays.
Natasha In a Nutshell
Obsessed with Learning ◦ Coffee Lover ◦ Teacher ◦ Traveler ◦ Expat ◦ Introvert ◦ Reader ◦ Procrastinator ◦ Rule Follower ◦ Oldest Child ◦ Leo ◦ Bold Lipstick Lover ◦ INFJ ◦ Hard Worker ◦ Risk-Taker ◦ Enneagram Type 9- The Peacemaker ◦ Friend ◦ Optimist ◦ Teacher Encourager ◦ Wisconsinite ◦ Face Mask Lover ◦ Patient ◦ Excellent Listener ◦ Book Horder ◦ Laughs at Jokes Before the Punchline ◦ Blogger
The Fine Print
To be transparent, I can tell you that I do not post affiliate links. All of my resources are free for teachers to use in their classrooms. I do not profit from this blog or any of my online platforms. I’m just here to connect with teachers, share my ideas, and learn a thing or two along the way.