www.TheSchroederPage.com ROCKS!

Posted on February 28th, 2011 by Hal Bowman

One of the best things about being on the road presenting Teach Like A Rock Star to educators from coast to coast is the people I meet. Correction: it’s not one of the best things, it is the absolute best thing.

Here’s an example of what I mean.  While speaking in Charlotte, NC a few months ago I met a teacher during one of the breaks – Monica Schroeder.  As we were talking, I was thinking to myself, “Man, I bet she’s an AWESOME teacher.”  Well, turns out I was right.  Monica and I have stayed in touch since that day and not only did I learn that she’s in fact an AMAZING educator, but she also LOVES to share her stuff with other teachers.

I’ll let Monica tell you all about it . . .

A forever teacher…that’s me! Mrs. Schroeder rhymes with gator. 36 years in the making. I have been a teacher for as long as I can remember. I have taught teddy bears, Barbie Dolls, my brothers and sisters and an occasional child that I have babysat. I have taught in day-cares, a migrant camp, after-school programs, four different elementary schools, three different grade levels and six different classrooms. Oh…I forgot two different states.

I can’t brag to you about a Masters in Reading or National Boards. I am, however, a busy mother of 2 youngsters, a wife, and a teacher with 10 years of experience in the trenches. I have been a cooperating teacher for 2 different colleges. I have and continue to present for student teachers through those colleges. I am in my 6th year of teaching 2nd grade. I started my career in Ohio and I now reside in the much warmer state of North Carolina.

Through much of the metamorphosis of becoming a teacher, I have found that I have a certain knack for creating interactive and hands on lessons. I can turn just about anything into a jingle and incorporate it into classroom transitions. I have a unique way of looking at classroom management and I am a magnet for new teachers. I am addicted to their excitement and eagerness to try new things.

I also have caught the technology bug after volunteering to take on the task of Smartboard training for my grade level. I haven’t stopped since. I am now in the process of combining my years of lesson building and idea collecting into a teacher resource website at www.TheSchroederPage.com. I will also be presenting Smart Board Boot Camp at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in March for their newest group of student teachers.

What is next for me? I am not sure but I love sneaking around the next corner waiting to be surprised!

Be sure to check out what Mrs. Schroeder has going on at www.TheSchroederPage.com.

Then, swing by her blog at http://schroederpage.blogspot.com/.

You’ll be glad you did, she’s a total Rock Star Teacher with a boatload of GREAT ideas.

Rock on!

~Hal Bowman

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7 Responses

  1. Hal Bowman says:

    Monica! Congrats on the new sites. I love LOVE all that you are doing for kids, future teachers, and current teachers. Thank you so very much for continuing to inspire me!

  2. Melissa says:

    I teach with Monica, and she truly is a rockstar! She has taught me so much, and this is my 10th year of teaching!! She is always inspiring me to try new things.

  3. Donna Lyman says:

    It is a pleasure to work with Monica on a daily basis!! She is a great teacher and friend! A real ROCKSTAR!! Great Job!!! Now let’s get this yearbook done!! 😉

  4. stephie says:

    I love Mrs. Schroeder’s website. She has wonderful units. My favorite is the peep unit. It is great for spring break! She also has a really good behavior management unit called Beyond Flipping Cards that is really good.

  5. admin says:

    Wow! The wonderful and talented Mrs. Schroeder has quite the fan club!!

    I’m telling you, check out the website and blog – they get better-n-better every day!

  6. Tamara says:

    I first met Monica when she joined Teachingblogaddict.com (TBA) in April as a contributing author. She is definitely a real rockstar and has contributed so much to this community of teachers. She is overflowing with creativity and is full of fun ideas. Way to go Monica! A huge high five from your TBA Fan Club!

  7. Joyce Williams says:

    Monica! Did you teach in Sylvania, OH? If so, I remember many special needs students who loved your classroom!!

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