Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in History and French with a Minor In Asian Studies Masters in Teaching
Welcome to Mrs. Rinker's Class!!!
-I grew up in Washington (the state not D.C.)
-I have taught at almost every age level, even pre-school.
-I completed by undergraduate and graduate degrees at Clark University in Worcester.
-I love to travel, try new foods, and be in the outdoors with my dog.
Learning in the 21st Century: With the wealth of information and opinion readily available in todays world, students are presented with a challenge unique to their generation: what is real? what is the truth? and how do I know? As a teacher, I believe it is my roll to guide students in being able to assess and critique the information around them so that they are better able to meet that challenge. History is an ideal place to grapple with those skills with the goal of coming to a better understanding of the world we live in.
Learning in the classroom: I believe the classroom should be a dynamic space where students have opportunities to interact with the materials and each other in order to build their understanding. In line with this and as a means to give all learning types an opportunity to demonstrate understanding, I aim to provide a wide range of assessments, from large scale research projects and traditional tests to artistic or theatrical interpretations of history.