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Education

2014 - Bs Ed Secondary Math Education - Indiana University of Pennsylvania



Bio

Before her husband was transferred to Fort Campbell, Ms. Selfridge was a math teacher at a charter school in Colorado.  Selfridge has been a part of our Tiger Team since January 2016.  Last school year, she served in the capacity as a RTI math instructor.  This year, she is in her own classroom as one of our Algebra 1.5 and Algebra 2 teachers. 

From her experience at the charter school, she gained a wealth of instructional strategies.  One of those strategies that she uses regularly, especially with her at-risk students, is Direct / Explicit Instruction.  In this research-based model, the teacher follows the "I Do, We Do, You Do" format.  The teacher uses choral response and call-on's to keep students on their toes.  In this structure, students do not have time to engage in off-task behaviors.  Before the lesson, Ms. Selfridge creates success criteria and builds the lesson with engaging strategies.  During the lesson, she models, uses rapid and frequent questioning, and monitors students progress.  After the lesson, she assesses what students know and understand and creates lessons for remediation.  In essence, the how "I Do, We Do, You Do" structure starts again.