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Amanda Ross

(Ms. Ross)

Location Pin Location Pin Palm Bay FL

Hey, I'm Amanda

I have been teaching for 9 years now. This is my second year in middle school, I come from and elementary background. I love teaching middle school, I don't know why I didn't switch sooner! I teach an Intensive Reading class, so my class is a mandated class for students…

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I have been teaching for 9 years now. This is my second year in middle school, I come from and elementary background. I love teaching middle school, I don't know why I didn't switch sooner! I teach an Intensive Reading class, so my class is a mandated class for students who do not pass the state standardized tests. I face a lot of push back at the beginning of the year from students who are not too happy to have one of their electives chosen for them, and for it to be READING of all things. My hope is to create a classroom environment where students can feel comfortable and begin to associate reading with positive experiences. I spend a lot of my time getting to know my students so I can help them pick books that they can relate to and will actually like. One thing I say every day, several times a day, is "The only way to become a better reader is to

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Southwest Middle School

Location Pin Palm Bay, FL

108 Students

7th Grades

9 Years experience

Since 2011


What will the funds be used for

I am mostly looking to incorporate more flexible seating in my classroom to increase student engagement. We have a time blocked out of Independent Reading every day and I want to students to be comfortable when they are reading and our traditional desks don't offer that comfort.

I am also always trying to add more books to my classroom library so my students can have a wide variety of books to choose from.