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A Little About Me… and My Teaching Philosophy

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So here’s a little about me… My name is Leigh Langton and I LOVE TEACHING!!! I’ve been teaching for 6 years here in the beautiful “Sunshine State” of Florida. I’ve been blessed enough to stay in second grade for that time and thank my lucky stars every year when they decide not to move me! Second grade is truly where my heart lays. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) in education and hope to return some day to earn a masters in… well something. Hence… why I haven’t returned.

My teaching philosophy is plain and simple… hands on and fun!! I believe that students best learn by not only seeing but also doing. That is why I strive to make my classroom as interactive and hands on as possible. I love it when kids are learning and they don’t even realize it! I call it “sneak attack” learning.  Thank goodness for Pinterest and TeacherspayTeachers. Those two resources alone have helped to keep my classroom exciting and engaging while we attack the curriculum! You will see ALOT of referencing to those two resources. 🙂

Believe it or not, I do have a life outside of the classroom (GASP!!) I am also a wife and a BRAND NEW mom. I’ve been married to the most awesome and supportive husband for 7 years ( I call him the Mr.) and we welcomed our first baby in 2012. Yes… he is the most adorable thing I have even seen! I am one P.R.O.U.D mommy!  I also love to run, and have ran not only a couple of half marathons but last year I crossed off one of my bucket list to-dos and completed my first marathon (that’s 26.2 miles people!!!) 

So why “The Applicious Teacher”?  Simply put, teaching is a delicious adventure. As teachers, we add our own little spice to the mix while dealing with it’s constant ups and downs. I like to think I put my own “apple” spin on being in a classroom.  We are all some sort of “Applicious”!

Thank you so much for this opportunity to share and collaborate with you! I hope to have many HAPPY posts!!

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Hi, I'm Leigh.

The Applicious Teacher is all about creating hands-on and engaging lessons that align with the standards while still having time for your life. This is your place for ideas, tips, and resources for the REAL teacher!


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