Conversations with Crafters

Gary Koppelman

5th Grade Teacher/ Elementary Science Curriculum Chair

 

What is one of your favorite things about being a teacher?

The sparkle in the eye of the student when they grasp a concept!

 

How has Curriculum Crafter influenced your planning process?

Alignment of content expectations for my grade level, releasing me to my passion of teaching. CC is the bases for which I have been able to develop my own approach and style of teaching, using suggestions and links provided, matching the state content expectations.

 

What suggestions would you give to new users of Curriculum Crafter?

In the elementary, I would encourage teachers to look at misunderstanding and concepts students have in science for a clear understanding of material.

 

Any Additional Comments?

CC has been an instrument for me to stay updated with state bench marks and content expectations during our seven year review process. Staying current with state changes and requirements has been helpful.