Name: Laura Johnson 

Mrs. Johnson's Blackboard Learn  

Email: Laura.Johnson@sarasotacountyschools.net    

Phone: 941-486-2100 | Fax:  

 

A little bit about me...

Describe your educational philosophy. I believe that all students deserve an excellent education. It is my desire to meet the needs of each child in my classroom every day. I have high expectations for my students because I want my students to be able to be globally competitive.

Why did you become a teacher? The college that I attended required its students to perform community service.  I decided to volunteer at an elementary school and was assigned first grade. During my time at the elementary school, I was able to teach a child to read. The sense of pride and satisfaction I felt was incredible! I changed majors from performance music to education, much to the surprise of my parents.

What is it like in your classroom? I try to maintain a balance between reading, writing, vocabulary development, grammar and research. I use direct instruction when teaching new concepts and skills. I use data to drive my instruction, so I give pre-tests, ongoing assessments and post tests to determine what students in class need.  Small learning groups are formed to meet the individual needs of my students. Students also participate in pair work as well as cooperative learning groups.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading, gardening, scuba diving, yoga and spending time with my friends and three dogs. 

What do students have to say about you and your class? "I like not having too much homework."; "the best thing about Mrs. Johnson's class is that when I am in her class, I feel relaxed and not under pressure."; "Mrs. Johnson is cool and fun to be around."; "I like having recess once in a while."

 

 


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Monday
1/21/2019 - Martin Luther King Day-no school

Wednesday
1/23/2019 - VMS Girls and Boys Basketball

Monday
1/28/2019 - Girls Basketball Semi Final Game

Tuesday
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Thursday
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