15+ Experience teaching science to urban learners, many students are English Learners (EL). Courses include 7th grade Life Science, 8th grade Earth Science, Environmental science, and HS Earth and Space Systems. I specialize in middle level science.
I like students to do science. I use a combination of videos, pictures, simulations, labs, and physical activities to help students learn the concepts of science. My lessons are very visual and minds on. Very little time is spend lecturing and more time is spent having students finding their own answers. I use a inquiry based approach to teaching science but not boxed in by many of the inquiry models such as the 5E's.
Minnesota Teacher of the Year Semifinalist
BS Geology, from University of Minnesota MA Teacher Education, University of St. Thomas.
Specialize in teaching students who historically struggle in school, many lessons are written for reading levels well below grade level, but grade level science concepts and vocabulary.