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By The Essential Educator
With the American student loan crisis at $1.3 trillion (2015), it is more important than ever that students understand the immense responsibility that is financing their education.This excellent film has a 50 minute run time and is an excellent
Subjects:
Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Movie Guides
$3.00
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By The Essential Educator
With the national student debt at $1.3 trillion (2015), it is more important than ever that students understand the huge investment that is a college education. This activity has students identify a career, calculate the cost of college, and then
Subjects:
Life Skills, Business, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Webquests
$3.00
4
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By The Essential Educator
This resource accompanies the Food Trucks episode of Modern Marvels (44 min) and is an excellent kickoff to students designing or even building their own truck.It includes two different worksheet options and a key:Video worksheet focusing on numbers
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Movie Guides
$3.00
4
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By The Essential Educator
Introduce a unit on calculating the cost of a baby with this interactive, animated PowerPoint that shares more than 25 different baby items. It could take just 30 minutes to buzz right through, but that would miss out on the great discussion that
Subjects:
Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences, Child Care
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games
$5.00
2
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By The Essential Educator
Welcome to one of my favorite labs to facilitate. I love to watch students flip their French omelets because they have such pride at this technical skill. It is a simple recipe with just two ingredients but it instills great confidence.Notes
Subjects:
Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
2
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By The Essential Educator
This project prompts students to read and comprehend credit card offers and evaluate the consequences of paying only the minimum payment versus budgeting for regular payoff amounts. Although physical paper credit card offers are recommended, this
Subjects:
Math, Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Webquests
$5.00
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By The Essential Educator
The Good Eats episode Chips for Sister Marsha is a delicious way for students to learn how to alter a cookie recipe to suit their tastes using baking chemistry. The episode follows a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe but is altered to make three
Subjects:
Food Science, Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
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By The Essential Educator
Could teaching STDs possibly be fun? This digital breakout is a fun challenge for students and keeps them engaged through a potentially awkward topic. Teach Sexually Transmitted Diseases with this student-led digital breakout with student notes.
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Health, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Webquests
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Could teaching conception and contraception possibly be fun? This digital breakout is a fun challenge for students and keeps them engaged through a potentially awkward topic. Teach conception and contraception with this student-led digital breakout
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Health, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Webquests
$3.00
1
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By The Essential Educator
Have fun in your sex ed unit (yes, really) with these student-led resources. Student notes guide them through two different digital breakouts: One on STDs and one on Conception and Contraception. Then, students review as a class with review card
Subjects:
Health, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Webquests
$9.00
$8.00
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By The Essential Educator
With the national student debt at $1.3 trillion (2015), it is more important than ever that students understand the huge investment that is a college education. This bundle includes both the film guide to Broke, Busted, and Disgusted as well as the
Subjects:
Finance, Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Movie Guides
$6.00
$5.40
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By The Essential Educator
Adolescent mental health has finally reached our consciousness. Incorporate an understanding of stress into your health curriculum with this engaging presentation and note package. This package contains two PowerPointsManaging Stress (11 slides)How
Subjects:
Health, Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$5.00
1
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By The Essential Educator
This card set is an engaging way to gamify your sexual health review. It throws some fun into a sometimes awkward topic. Students will be up and moving with these fun review games.This resources includes three card sets with12 common sexually
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
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By The Essential Educator
Welcome to my favorite resource for teaching healthy baking substitutions. This has been presented over and over to students and adults with great success: Neither group ever able to guess the original recipe. Paula Deen is known for high-fat
Subjects:
Nutritional Sciences, Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
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By The Essential Educator
The novel Breathing Underwater is told from the perspective of Nic, a perpetrator of teen dating violence. Reading a novel is an immersive way for students to understand the cycle of abuse and red flags of dating violence.Through this experience,
Subjects:
Health, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Every teacher struggles with student cell phone use, but we can help students manage their technology wisely. This poster set alerts students to when cell phones are not appropriate or tells students guidelines for spending phone time wisely.Posters
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters, Clip Art
FREE
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By The Essential Educator
This presentation shares the five components to a thank you note and shares three examples for each of three occasions:Guest speakersGiftsGifts of moneyWriting great notes of thanks is an important skill and makes a great assessment for guest
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, Life Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Rubrics
FREE
Digital Download PPTX (11.45 MB)
By The Essential Educator
A simple worksheet that encourages some "Summer R&R..." Reflections for this year and resolutions for next year.Teachers will be prompted to:Identify gratitudesIdentify teaching practice successes and areas of improvementSummarize professional
Subjects:
Professional Development, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Professional Documents, Professional Development
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.07 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Spice up your Bakery presentations with this set of five different PowerPoint themes including:MacaronsStar CookiesCinnamon CookiesBreadSprinklesTo load a theme on PowerPoint:Click the down arrow on the themes selection windowSelect "Browse for
Subjects:
Food Science, Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (36.64 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Add some color to your health and FCS presentations with these five themes that include:StrawberriesCarrotsLemonsBlueberriesKaleTo load a theme on PowerPoint:Click the down arrow on the themes selection windowSelect "Browse for Themes"Locate the
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Health, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (14.62 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Family and Consumer Sciences and Health at the high school level since 2011 and have recently added middle school in 2016.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I hate to sit still so I don't expect my students to! I keep my students engaged and moving and help them apply their classroom learning to the outside world.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

IFCSE New Educator of the Year, 2015

Cedar Rapids West Rotary Recognized Teacher, 2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

Coursework completed towards Masters of Arts in Instructional Technology, University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies, Iowa State University 2011

Associate of Arts, Northeast Iowa Community College

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