DEB THONUS- Fourth grade teacher from beautiful Cape Cod, MA
The DEN inspires me!
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Class website- http://www.mrsthonus.com
I have been a teacher for over 30 years in grades 1-4. Presently I am privileged to teach and learn alongside fourth graders. I love using DE to help make the curriculum come alive! My students love using the DE Student Center to research topics and create Boards with Board Builder. Thank you Discovery Education!
Little Known Facts About Deb
Wheel of Fortune Contestant in 1985
My favorite summer rides!
1960 MGA and 1967 Cutlass 442
DENSI 2014 Podcast Episode 12
It has been an honor to be a part of the DEN community for the past 6 years, the very best professional learning network in the world! It all began after I attended my first Day of Discovery in 2008. I decided I had to become a more active member and a DEN Star. This year I am part of the DEN Ambassador Leadership Council and can't wait to help build a more dynamic DE community in my school district.
Online webinars and in-person DEN events are wonderful, but these events pale in the blinding light of the DEN SI experience. From my first DEN SI in San Diego I was hooked! I keep pinching myself to see if I am dreaming when I find myself among the “adventurers” of my profession, those who willingly and enthusiastically embrace change and new challenges, educators who don’t accept the status quo, but look for ways to make learning more dynamic. I have been fortunate enough to attend three DEN Summer Institutes where I bask in the innovative, creative, risk-taking environment that the education profession should be, but often is not.
The DEN community is like a family who is caring enough to help and support fellow members to be the best they can be. Every year the DEN Summer Institute is in a different place, but it still feels like I’m coming home. I can’t wait to come home again this year to learn, grow, and share with the best and most wonderful DEN family I know. See you all soon!
Blessed wife, mother of 3 sons, and grandmother of 4 awesome grands!