6 thoughts on “About Me – Michelle Novelli”

  1. Michelle,

    Thank goodness I’m not the only one who loved playing school as a child! It’s comforting to know that other teachers have had the same innate feelings toward the profession. I especially love how you used a book as your cultural item. I think it demonstrates how unique culture is, in that, it is not bound to a strict definition since experiences vary between individuals.

    Thanks for sharing, I am looking forward to working with you this semester as well.

    Alexis DeRitis


  2. Michelle,

    I loved watching your video! I am from Fort Montgomery, New York (right next to Bear Mountain), so we are not too far from each other. I also attended SUNY Oneonta for my undergrad in Secondary Education and Mathematics. I enjoyed how you used the children’s book as your artifact. I also always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. My mother and my sister are both teachers and I have grown up with individuals who love the profession. I also love that you incorporate that book into your classroom now! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.


    Jaidin Tonneson


  3. Hi Michelle,

    I enjoyed learning more about you from your video and I think it is impressive that you commute from Fishkill all the way to Queens! I always thought it was far going from the Bronx to Queens or Brooklyn, so I admire your dedication to commute to teach your students in that area. I think it’s perfect like you said that you played “school” when you were younger and you were meant to be a teacher. I think your love of reading is so important to reflect to your students who are so young and are going to benefit immensely from your teaching. I bet your students love hearing you read aloud and it is something I miss doing as a teacher in high school. I look forward to hearing more about your experiences this semester!



  4. Hi Michelle,

    I enjoyed learning more about you. I love how you connected your artifact to your role as a teacher. Like many other teachers, I also always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I would also “play” school with my dolls and my little brother. It is amazing how we remember these little details from such a young age.

    I give you credit for enduring that long commute and taking graduate courses! I look forward to working with you this semester.

    Jessica Parker


  5. Hi Michelle,
    I love that you chose one of your favorite childhood books to share as your artifact. Although I didn’t choose one for mine, I was considering it. I love how you are able to share something you loved so much with your students, and how much joy it brings to them as well. I think it is super important to be passionate when you are teaching children and it is so nice to see that you are able to bring passion into your classroom!


  6. I also loved that book as a child! I think that it is awesome that you are able to use that book in your classroom to share it to other generations. Teaching something is always a lot more fun when you have a personal connection to it.
    Thanks for sharing!


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