I have taught for the past 13 years in a variety of educational environments including public high school and middle school, private tutoring, and most recently, in a homeschool co-op. My primary focus is in Biology and Environmental Science, but I have also taught Earth Science, Physical Science, and middle school Life Science.
I strongly encourage inquiry and higher order thinking skills in my classes. I strive for students to explore concepts on their own with some teacher guidance. I have used the flipped classroom concept for several years when teaching homeschoolers, so many of my resources work well for that environment. The flipped classroom allows students to learn introductory concepts at home through videos, PowerPoints, and web-quests, then solidify those concepts through application during labs and activities within the classroom. This practice maximizes classroom time for exploration and student collaboration.
Certified in: Biology 7-12 Chemistry 7-12 General Science 7-12 Environmental Science K-12
I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Secondary Education from Grove City College and I have completed several courses towards a Master of Science Education Degree from Lebanon Valley College.
I have three beautiful daughters (ages 8, 6, and 4) that love to learn about science through engineering (Legos) and field biology (creek stomping). You can follow all of our science and nature fun, lesson, tips, and tricks at Gnature with Gnat Blog: Making Science Fun
Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Health, General Science, Forensics, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Earth Day