I have been teaching 10th grade physical science and 11th grade environmental science at the same high school I graduated from since 2015. Go Royals! I have also had the amazing opportunity to serve my community by teaching the middle school classroom in the 21st Century after school program since 2016.
My teaching style is original, non-traditional, and data driven. I want my students to be involved in their learning. With my flipped classroom, my students watch short lecture videos at home in order to spend the entire class period practicing these new topics. I implemented this method into my classroom because I wanted my students completing the hard material in class where they had my support instead of going home and attempting homework they did not understand. If anyone were to walk into my classroom, they would see my students interacting with each other, developing questions, and engaging in learning activities. I refuse to stand in front of the class and give a lecture while my students take notes because this takes zero effort on the students’ part. My flipped classroom model allows my students to gather information, communicate this information, and put this information into practical use. I love teaching science because there are so many opportunities for relating the material to the real world and teaching application to my students. My goal as an educator is to share my passion of science with the next generation of learners. I see this reward daily as I listen to student conversations about how they better understand the science or are able to apply it to their lives. As I have mentioned, I believe one of my strengths is my willingness to learn. I am here solely to serve my students.
Teacher of the Year 2016-2017
Bachelor of Science in Biology with a teaching certificate in grades 7-12 Masters of Education in Secondary Education with a concentration in broad-field science Currently pursuing Specialist in Education with a major in Media, Instructional Technology
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