My name is Brittney Tilton. This is my fourth year here at CCA and my third year teaching 1st grade. I graduated from Keene State College in 2015 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Sociology. I am very excited to work with your scholars this year!
I have always had a passion for teaching children and have had opportunities to do that in a few ways. I have taught snowboarding to children for 10+ years, as well as being inside many different classrooms. I have worked with students of all ages and abilities and will continue to expand my knowledge.
We are implementing the Responsive Classroom philosophy school wide, and in the first grade classroom. The students have been learning about why expectations are important in our class and school. "The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community". Responsive Classroom believes how children learn is as important as what they learn. They also state that academic success is inextricably tied to building social-emotional competencies. Independent research has proven higher academic achievement in math and reading with Responsive Classroom. We are excited to fully dive into the program as it has such a high success rate. If you want to know more about the Responsive Classroom program the website is https://www.responsiveclassroom.org.
In my free time you can find me outside gardening, jetskiing, or snowboarding depending on the season. I also love to read and spend time with my family and two cats. Planning for students has also become a hobby of mine!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach your wonderful children everyday! They give me a purpose. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions throughout the year.
Brittney Tilton, BA
CCA Grade 1