I taught 7th and 8th grade science and math in the Compton Unified School District (in the Los Angeles area) for 11 years. I began my teaching career as a Teach for America teacher. For 13 years, I created educational toys and games for elementary school age children. including a line of science toys named after me called Nancy B's Science Club. I write science books for educational publishing companies.
I have a conversational style with my students. I love to tell them science stories to keep them interested and to help students to remember concepts. I'm the teacher who stands near the science video, doing my own narration as it goes along. I enjoy using funny resources and doing exciting demonstrations.
1998 Compton Unified School District Teacher of the Year
1994 B.A., Yale University (major: biology) 2000 M.A., USC (science education) BCLAD: bilingual certification in Spanish
I enjoy spending time with my two middle-school age children. I built my own telescope from scratch, including grinding the primary mirror.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Health, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Summer, Engineering, African History