I taught Math my first year (00-01) and have been teaching 7th Grade Science ever since... and I absolutely love it! Our school is currently aligning our lessons to the new NGSS curriculum! I love the 5E approach as well as presenting lessons that are 3 dimensional. I am a former ASB advisor and a former Tech Coordinator. I have attended many conferences and workshops with the intention of looking for better and more interesting lessons. I have completed two years of character education training and was a coach/mentor for the teachers at my school that were going through their first year of character education training. I am working on becoming a Google Certified Teacher.
I really like the NGSS 5E approach (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate). I like presenting a phenomenon and then let the students explore. I also like that they get to figure things out first before I have to guide and explain. I am comfortable with a loud class as long as the noise stems from cooperative group work and collaboration.
I was teacher of the year for the 1516 school year... but my real reward is having my students come back and tell me how much my class has helped them in High School! : )
I received my BS in Biology at UNR (University of Nevada - Reno) and I received my Teaching Credential at CSUF (Cal State Univ - Fullerton)
I originally wanted to be a veterinarian but found out through tutoring Biology and Chemistry at UNR that I really enjoyed working with the other students instead!! Teaching is definitely my calling!!