Social Studies Team
Welcome to McKeel Academy!! Are you ready for an ADVENTURE!?!
Well, GET READY!!!! YOU are about to visit the Adventure Café EVERYDAY!!
Who am I?? My name is Ms. Boyd! I am a mom of two wonderful sons, Asher and Aiden, and one spoiled Labrador named BiBi! I love to travel and explore! Hand me a cup of coffee and I'm ready to ROCK! HA!
In 1996, I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern College in Secondary English Education with a minor in Communications. My minor was diversified between general Mass Communications and Literary History. I also have a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Reading, K-12 Education with an emphasis on Reading in the Social Studies classroom. My certifications include Elementary Education, grades K-6; English, grades 6-12; History, grades 6-12; and Reading, grades K-12. I also carry the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement. Just recently, I was accepted into the Doctoral program at USF to further focus my education on curriculum and instruction in Social Studies.
As an adventurer, I’ve also had the opportunity to participate with the Teaching American History Grant twice from the University of Florida. This has led me to several GREAT research opportunities at Plymouth, Jamestown, St. Augustine, Boston, MA. and Charleston, SC. In addition, over this upcoming year's Spring Break I will have the opportunity to visit Paris, France. I can not wait to visit the Louvre Museum and take in all the history of France. I'm also pursuing writing as a hobby and I've had a few poems published in The Lakeland Ledger. I have had quite a few poems rejected from other publications, too, but that is what a growth mindset is all about...Learning and Growing!! I try to instill that into my students, as well. We have to embrace setbacks and treat them more like "set-ups" for our next success. :-)
As a teacher, I believe students should be challenged to study history and independently analyze abstract historical concepts, as well as concrete facts. I want to prepare you to be WORLD CHANGERS! The time is NOW to make a difference for the BETTER! It is TREMENDOUS to witness a student’s zest for history emerge during the school year! I am looking forward to all our future adventures!
Supply List 2021/2022
Two subject notebook
Two packs of 3M Sticky Notes
Colored Pencils or Pens
Earbuds/Headphones (Compatible with school issued iPad)
Learning Styles Survey Copy the link or click it to share with me how YOU like to learn!! :-)
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World History Syllabus
The Geeky History Teacher (YouTube: https://youtu.be/4fKcYW7lOug )