Hello! My name is Ms. Friedman and I teach 7th grade Global Studies at Northern. I started teaching at Northern in 2016 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from The College of New Jersey. In Global Studies, we cover the geography and culture of various regions of the world, such as Latin America and Africa. In taking a student-centered approach in my instruction, my students learn life skills including collaboration, team work, and accountability. I also promote a growth mindset in my classroom, which encourages students to set goals, work hard, and persevere. In my spare time, I enjoy theatre and improvisational comedy, a passion of mine that is only surpassed by my love of education and all things Disney.