I currently teach K-5 science lab. I have also taught 5th grade, 3rd grade,and middle school science. I have a specialty in hands-on science investigations and science fairs. I have been the coordinator of science fairs for many years. I love teaching science and providing hands-on experiences that inspire kids to explore the world around them. I love sharing my passion for science fairs and hands-on learning with others.
I am very hands-on and like group work as well as individual. I believe science education should be a mix of structured investigations as well as time to just explore. I believe teaching is about creating memorable moments. I try to integrate reading strategies into science to better help students understand the material. Never underestimate the ability of a child. Give them the right tools and time to explore and they will discover the world around them. Kids love science and it should be embraced in the early elementary years.
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Bachelors in Education from Central Michigan University Biology major Reading minor 20 + master level credits in middle level and science education
My main study is wildlife biology. I have worked at the Philadelphia Zoo. I also took many classes in the field at CMU's Biological Station on Beaver Island, MI. I continue to take classes to better my teaching.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Arts & Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Gifted and Talented, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Cooking, Basic Math, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Engineering