I have been a primary school teacher for over 10 years and prior to that I was a scientist. I love teaching because I love the variety of all subject areas - I love to teach math as much as art. More than anything, though, I love to teach kids to think and showing them how to explore any subject that interests them, because I know that is how I can help them to become life long learners.
When I first started teaching I was shocked and amazed by how few teachers taught science because I knew that hands-on science experiments were a great way to engage even the most reluctant learner to want to learn more. So I set about finding out why science wasn't being taught - I interviewed hundreds of teachers from a wide variety of schools and discovered that there were some common answers: "we don't have any science equipment" and "I don't understand science myself so how can I teach it?". I developed Monster Sciences to address these concerns - they use simple, every day objects you can find in your classroom or home and they are fully and simply explained so everyone can follow what is happening. They have all been tried and tested in my classroom and I know that once you give them a try you, and your students, will love them!
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I have degrees in both Applied Science and Primary Education and I am on my own lifelong learning journey so I am always looking for opportunities to develop new knowledge and understanding.
I have 2 wonderful daughters who love helping me with my experiments and are always the first ones to try them out and give them their first review - if they don't like them, they don't make the cut!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Engineering