Adventures in ISTEM reflects my 25 year adventure as a middle school science teacher. I call it an adventure because every day brings something new. Through my adventures I have been trained in GATE strategies, EL strategies, AVID strategies, technology strategies, and my new adventure of bringing mindfulness, habits of success, and law of attraction principles into my classroom. All of these have helped me incorporate Inquiry, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and principles of success into my classroom.
My teaching philosophy has changed over my 20 year career and my teaching style reflects it. It's all about teaching skills in my class. I focus on the skills they will need in life while teaching science. Scholars are able to take academic risks and work at pushing themselves to the next level. I try and differentiate my lessons to meet all my students needs from my low resource students to my high gifted/talented students and everyone in between.
Presenter at the 2015 and 2022 OCC GATE conference for blended learning in the science classroom, how to flip your classroom, and how to empower students with student choice in the 5E model
Bachelor of Science- Zoology/Physiology University of Wyoming, trained in Gifted/talented education, AVID, ELL, and Pre-AP (college board) Certified trainer of the Jack Canfield Success Principles.
I am a mother of two. In addition to teaching middle school science I am also the science department chair and technology coordinator and I am also on our district technology team helping to train other teachers in the use of technology in their classroom. You can find some of my training and science videos on Youtube. Most recently I became a certified trainer of the Jack Canfield success principles.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Forensics, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading