Mrs. Martin is an elementary teacher, National Board Certified in 2003 in early childhood. She has two children, a son who is in 7th grade and a daughter in 9th grade. She has a husband she adores who owns a sign company called Sign-o-saurus of Daytona. She loves teaching primary grades, but has found her groove in creating resources for other teachers to use in their classroom with Teachers Pay Teachers. Mrs. Martin believes that it is necessary to acknowledge visual, auditory and tactile learning styles when teaching students. She uses a balanced approach to teaching students. Her main goal is to inspire students to love learning by creating fun educational experiences. She said, “I want students to wake up excited wanting to come to school and learn!” She loves incorporating new technology in her classroom, sharing ideas, mentoring teachers and is a child advocate. Students in the past have fond memories of her Polar Express PJ Day, hot cocoa on cold mornings, making personality pigs, writing books, the individual photo albums she makes for each student, mixing liquid to make GAK, using candy for math, seeing her dressed up like The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and Mrs. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, trips to the Treasure Box for surprises, transformations or her room into a movie theaters and fun literacy center activities that still promote the rigor needed in today’s curriculum. She started blogging to help connect and inform the public of educational issues and resources. You can follow her on Twitter under the name Teachersbrain. Shop her store at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Colleagues have said her strengths are:
“Creativity, making learning fun, and engaging her students in lessons.” – Mrs. K
“She is child centered. Her focus is always on their needs whether it be making learning fun or advocating for them.” -Mrs. McGray
“Hands down one of the most creative teachers who thinks outside of the box while always keeping the children’s educational needs in mind.” – Ms. Flynn