While teaching children reading and math for 32 years, I have developed strategies which I would like to pass along to other teachers and parents. With experience in K – 8, I have created a wide range of activities, and I am excited about the opportunity to share those here at Teacher Support Force.
My name is Patricia Hall Jones, and I am originally from Young Harris, Georgia. I attended Young Harris College as a music major, graduated in 1974, and went on to Shorter College in Rome, GA where I had the honor of studying with Elizabeth Buday.
I graduated with a B. Mus. in Piano Performance in 1977, married Phil Jones, and moved to Carroll County, GA where I attended the University of West Georgia and earned an M.Ed. in Early Childhood and an Ed.S. in Middle Grades.
For 23 years I taught in the Carroll County School system teaching children reading and math. Over 20 of those years were spent in eighth grade teaching reading, Prealgebra, and Algebra I.
During my time in Carroll County I was privileged to study and work with Dr. Fritz Mengert of Neuro Cognitive Application Protocols. Dr. Mengert taught me about the brain and changed my approach to teaching and learning. His research has guided my work ever since.
moved to North Carolina in 2005, I became the Title I Reading Specialist
for Graham County Schools where I worked with teachers, parents, and
children to improve reading skills.
Four years ago I returned to middle school math where I am applying brain science in my sixth grade classroom in North Carolina.
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I am so glad you're here!
Thank you so much for visiting my website. My goal is to pass along some of the things I have learned to other teachers and parents, too.
Many wonderful students have passed through my classroom, and I still consider all of them "my" children. The games, activities, and strategies on this website have been tested and approved by them.
There are places here for you to share, too, and I hope that you will do so. I would love to hear from you!
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