About Teresa

Teresa Cooper is a 30-something wife, mom and teacher from Havelock, North Carolina. She has a Masters of Science in Education for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University and a BA in Psychology with a minor in Creative from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having struggled with anxiety and depression most of her life and later having birthed a child with autism, she is passionate about spreading awareness and acceptance of mental illness and autism and has been writing for Embracing the Spectrum since 2011. She also writes for The Mighty, The Huffington Post, and The Educator’s Room.

Using Literature to Teach Math: Five Great Books to Use in Middle School

I'm always trying to come up with different ways to teach math that will grab the interest of my students. If you've ever taught math or been taught math, you know there are some students that just don't like math, but love reading. So, what if you incorporate literature in math instruction? I've got five [...]

By | 2017-02-14T14:42:35+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Instruction&Curriculum, Literacy, Mathematics, Middle School|0 Comments

How to Teach Parents to Help their Children Develop a Growth Mindset

Research has shown that when students have a fixed mindset they are less likely to find success than those with a growth mindset. As teachers, we can do many things to encourage a growth mindset. However, parents play a huge role in the lives of students, so coaching them using growth mindset language is essential [...]

By | 2017-01-29T22:38:39+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Instruction&Curriculum, Parents|0 Comments