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    Meet Your Child'sWriting Teacher
    Favorite Educational Quote: 
    It is no longer the 20th century.  We are in the 21st century, so your child's classroom looks, sounds and behaves differently than when you and I went to school.  Our class doesn't have individual desks.  We do not sit in rows.  I don't pass out worksheets to learn a skill.  Your child is involved in individualized instruction, collaborations, making their own choices, creativity, technology, critical thinking, writing one's own thoughts, communicating with others in the classroom, other classrooms at Springtown Intermediate and throughout the United States. 
    Educational Philosophy:
    To create a learning environment where all learners have an education that is tailored to their individual strengths and needs.  It is my goal to build a successful, innovative, non-traditional learning environment where students are activity learning while working on challenging and thought-provoking activities.
    Mrs. Burns' Education:
    2003  Master of Education in Reading Education
                University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
    1993  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
                University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
    24 years of teaching in Springtown ISD and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
    Elementary Self-Contained Texas Educator Certificate
    Master Reading Teacher Texas Educator Certificate
    Reading Specialist Texas Educator Certificate 
    English as a Second Language Texas Educator Certificate
    Elementary Earth Science Texas Educator Certificate
    Classroom Teacher--Generalist Grades (EC - 4) Certificate
    Works I have published:
    1) "Weaving Comprehension Strategies into Double-Entry Journals in The California Reader journal in 2004.
    2) "Frustrations, Struggles, Sweet Success:  A Writer's Workshop" in Reading Matters journal in 2002.
    3) "Metacognitive Double-Entry Journals" in Learning to Predict and Predicting to Learn book in 2008.
    Personal Information:
    I have been married to Robert Burns for 30 years.  We have two sons.  Quinn is 20 years old, and Chris is 17 years old.