2016 Illinois Teacher of the Year
This is my 10x2+10 year of teaching!!
The best pep rally occurs in the classroom!
Kim Thomas is the the 1000 x 2 + 4^2 Illinois Teacher of the Year. She is an inductee to the Illinois State University College of Education Hall of Fame. She received the Friend of Special Education Award, Creative Teacher of the Year, and she joins 2% of the nations' teachers as a multiple year honoree in the Who's Who Among America's
Kim Thomas is the the 1000 x 2 + 4^2 Illinois Teacher of the Year. She is an inductee to the Illinois State University College of Education Hall of Fame. She received the Friend of Special Education Award, Creative Teacher of the Year, and she joins 2% of the nations' teachers as a multiple year honoree in the Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Purchase book at: https://www.amazon.com/Mathivate-Kim-Thomas/dp/1976104041
Kim is a mathivational speaker!! Kim's heartfelt + humorous stories of her > 10 x 2 + 8 years of teaching experience multiply her audiences passion for education!! Kim speaks around the nation having people discover how they can be the length, width, and height i
Purchase book at: https://www.amazon.com/Mathivate-Kim-Thomas/dp/1976104041
Kim is a mathivational speaker!! Kim's heartfelt + humorous stories of her > 10 x 2 + 8 years of teaching experience multiply her audiences passion for education!! Kim speaks around the nation having people discover how they can be the length, width, and height in someone's life!! Kim is the author of Mathivate. Her mathlicious activities and projects will ensure math class is the best fraction of everyone's day!!!
Kim has dedicated her teaching career to ensure kids are loved and have fun learning!! Her belief in the transformative power of education permeates everything she does in her classroom. Kim has proven over and over again that every student can learn. She cheers them on every day!!! Her mathliciousness sweeps up even the most resistant
Kim has dedicated her teaching career to ensure kids are loved and have fun learning!! Her belief in the transformative power of education permeates everything she does in her classroom. Kim has proven over and over again that every student can learn. She cheers them on every day!!! Her mathliciousness sweeps up even the most resistant student. Kim currently teaches at the Peoria County Alternative School for kids who have been expelled.
HAVE KIM THOMAS AT YOUR UPCOMING CONVOCATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, OR CONFERENCE!!
Kim's keynote will give your staff the pep rally they deserve!!! She will multiply your audiences' passion!!!
K…I…D…S…What’s it spell? Best people EVER!! What I love most about my classroom are the kids I get to share it with!!! All kids deserve someone who will infinitely cheer for them!! Whether you are inside the classroom or out, kids are our greatest common factor. We are teaCHEERs as we cheer for others while helping them grow. Be a trendsetter, and create your own history!! Keeping up with the trends generates teachable moments, as well as, creating your own!!!!!! Mathlicious is something I created to rotate the negative parabolas on my kids’ faces into positive ones. Any classroom can be “licious!”
Kidlicious is the goal!!
T- E- A- C- H… What does it spell?!?! BEST PROFESSION EVER!!!! Hi!!! I am Kim Thomas the 2016 Illinois Teacher of the Year, and I am exponentially excited to celebrate educators!!! I am a teaCHEER!!! I am ready + ready to cheer you on, and thank you for being the length, width, and height in your students’ lives!!! Add an E in teacher transforms us into a teaCHEER!!! We are teaCHEERs as we cheer for others while helping them grow. There are a variety of meanings for the extra “E” that makes us who we are as educators. Let’s give our kids the energy we would give our favorite team. The best pep rally occurs in the classroom!!! I have been teaching over half my life. My goal each year is to become better than the year before. The EXTRA we achieve will be the reason kids don't want to leave!! (neither will you) When we live it up, laugh every day, and love them always, kids will reach new heights socially, emotionally, and academically!!! Join me in experiencing strategies that will have you adding to your passion, subtracting the I can’t, and multiplying by I can!!
COMING SOON!!! New Resource....SEL JOURNUPS!!
August is available in downloads!!
10 x 10 + 80 JOURNUPS for the school year!! Kids control the conversation through open ended questions. Strengthen your relationship with students daily as you implement the SEL competencies that kids will discuss as they complete their JOURNUPS!!
Testimonial from a teacher who piloted the JOURNUPS:
"My kids loved these!! They sparked great discussions! I was so surprised by the number of students that did the drawing part. Some are so nervous to step out of their comfort zone, but they dove right in. We had so many great discussions and laughs. A few of our talks got intense and lead to kids comforting one another. It was great to see them connect with each other. If you have any more you want me to try out I would love too!!"
M-A-T-H What does it spell? Best subject ever!! Let’s celebrate KIDS + YOU + MATH!! You will leave each “celemathbration” with mathtastic learning experiences to implement in your classroom. Be ready to have an “amathazing” time with projects and mathivities that are personalized for kids. Never be discouraged on how kids enter. Be ENCOURAGED at how they exit!!
MATHIVATE WHILE LEARNING ABOUT CLASSMATES
Relationships are the prime factor of effective teaching!! Participants will have fun + fun applying math concepts while building positive lasting relationships with students!!
MATHIVATE WHILE YOU CELEBRATE
Personalize math lessons while incorporating your students' names and interest into your instruction. Participants will have an amathazing time celebrating kids + math by putting kids first, and the math will follow!!
MATHIVATE WHILE YOU CREATE
Creating daily celemathbrations will enhance students love of learning. Participants will have a mathtastic time experiencing how the integrating of games, puzzles, mathivities, and music will improve student engagement!!
MATHIVATE WHILE YOU CAPTIVATE
Hands-on projects captivate the essence of discovering math. Participants will have a mathabulous time attaining multiple ideas about monthly mathlicious projects!!
Mathlicious JOURNUP!! TURN UP THE JOURNAL VOLUME
Journaling is a powerful resource for students to use as a learning guide + a form of reflection!! Daily journal entries will increase students understanding of math content being discovered. There are multiple ways to approach and personize journaling. Participants will gain ideas on how to adapt journaling and make it meaningful + fun!!
Mathlicious Moments with Geometry + Measurement!!
Geometry + measurement are the connection to real world spatial relationships and problem solving. Participants will be introduced to activities where the logic of geometry and measurement inspire creativity!! In this atmathsphere, students grasp on to the knowledge they gain from their mistakes.
Probability + Number Sense That Keeps Kids Curious
Creating daily celemathbrations will enhance students love of learning!! The most effective approach to have students understand possible outcomes, is to have them participate in them. Their number sense deepens as they engage in meaningful tasks. Participants will encounter ways to include any content as as added challenge to probability and number sense that entice kids curiosity.
Weekly implementing a day for kids to create math and logic games is a dynamathic technique to reinforce any math content. Providing this hands-on experience gives kids the chance to take a risk and create something that will benefit the entire class!! Participants will be given templates and ideas on what course of action can take place for their students to enjoy a day of letting the creative juices over flow. The learning outcomes have no limit!!
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