Welcome to my blog! My name is Michael, and I have taught for eleven years, most recently in third grade. I've also taught second, fourth, and fifth graders. I am currently blogging and creating educational resources full time.
My wife is a teacher, too. She teaches first grade. We have three beautiful little girls at home who keep us laughing!
With The Thinker Builder blog, I hope to give elementary teachers fresh ideas and strategies to teach children. I hope to share my thinking with you, to help you strengthen your own and that of your students. I especially love reading and writing, and helping you build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.
Besides blogging and creating resources, I also love playing family games with my wife and girls, iced coffee, the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds, playing golf with my dad, iced coffee (oh, did I mention that already), Lee Child books, fantasy football, and visiting teacher friends at school.
If you need to contact me please email me at email@example.com.
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