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In this game, your students will seek to find and secure the king’s treasure before it can be stolen by grave robbers. The game is designed to help your students gain knowledge and understanding about Ancient Egypt, while solving riddles and clues
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Build an incredible model of a rainforest in your room with trees that are 10 feet tall, vines, flowers and animals! Bring the rainforest alive while amazing your students. Explore ecosystems, endangered species, and environment in this hands-on and
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These three leaf templates come easy to print on letter, legal and tabloid size. They will help you create leaves for your classroom rainforest more efficiently. Simply download the PDF files, print, cut and hang! For a full unit on tropical rain
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This interactive cross curricular game about the space program is a series of riddles and clues that will transport your class back to each of the launches in the Space Race in America's journey to the Moon. Students use critical thinking and team
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Welcome to Brain Brigade Micro Society | Step-by-step instructions for creating a mock community in your fourth through eighth grade classroom. This is a system designed to help your students get a bit of experience in how our society and government
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A printable poster for your classroom showing the layers of a tropical rain forest. Download is a high quality for printing. For a full unit on tropical rain forests with building instructions, photos, and extensions to your rainforest unit
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Make and light up a 3D Washington Monument! This is an easy way to incorporate a hands-on project for history, social studies, President’s Day, or the Fourth of July with science applications. It also is useful in the science classroom while
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In this game, your students will seek to find and secure life saving supplies before Mount Vesuvius erupts. The game is designed to help your students gain knowledge and understanding about Ancient Rome and volcanoes, while solving riddles and clues
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Make and light up a 3D Washington Monument learning kit for 25 students! This is an easy way to incorporate a hands-on project for history, social studies, President’s Day, or the Fourth of July with science applications. It also is useful in the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As an educator for the past 40 years and as Wisconsin’s 2003 Teacher of the Year I have languished over the lack of hands-on learning in our schools. In 2008, my daughter and I started Brain Brigade with the idea of bringing hands-on learning to every child particularly in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that we need to get children and teachers out of their comfort zones by providing novel learning activities that challenge them and are applicable to real life. As teachers we need to awaken a child’s curiosity by providing dynamic learning experiences. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the eyes of a child sparkle after launching a rocket. This is what all learning should be about; children, who having a spark ignite a fire within, seek to discover more on their own.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year 2002 Herb Kohl Fellowship Recipient 2001 Teacher of the Year, Neosho School, Neosho, WI 1993 Taught a graduate course, Lego® Logo, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1990 Developed and taught a graduate course, Integrating Environmental Education into the Curriculum, Aurora University 1988 Safari Club International Award Awarded tuition grant for outdoor education seminar, Jackson Hole, WY 1980 Developed and coordinated Outdoor Education Program-Neosho Middle School, Neosho, WI

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education - National College of Education Evanston, IL B.A. Elementary Education – 1973 Concordia Teacher’s College Seward, NE A.A. - Concordia College Milwaukee, WI

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a newly retired teacher I have been cataloging my classroom resources designed to bring hands-on learning to every student and sharing them here with you. I also lead after school programs, tutoring and summer camps. We blog at BrainBrigade.org. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife, four daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and even more grand-dogs. I love gardening and traveling. My wife and I are always up for an adventure! Whether walking 70 miles in a weekend or piling our grandkids into our car and taking them for a road trip – we are up for the challenge!

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