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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:
Family Consumer Sciences, Career and Technical Education, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Webquests, Activities
$3.00
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By The Essential Educator
Even with average salaries of 3-5 million dollars, 78% of NFL players are financially stressed just two years out of retirement. Where did they go wrong? This film, Broke, emphasizes the importance of budgeting at every income level. It will be an
Subjects:
Life Skills, Business, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides, Activities
$3.00
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By The Essential Educator
Help students understand human reproductive anatomy and how the parts work together to conceive. Students will...Sort anatomy parts between male and femaleLabel male anatomyLabel female anatomyTrace the path to conception...all in an
Subjects:
Family Consumer Sciences, Anatomy, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
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Teach contraceptive methods with this interactive, animated PowerPoint that shares 15 different ways to prevent pregnancy. Students interact with the presentation to understand the effectiveness of each option.Please view the complete preview
Subjects:
Public Health, Family Consumer Sciences, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
Digital Download PPTX (5.65 MB)
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
Digital Download ZIP (4.11 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Did you know the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar every year? Where does it all come from? In this activity, students learn to comprehend a nutrition label and transfer grams to teaspoons for an easier to understand visual.The
Subjects:
Family Consumer Sciences, Career and Technical Education, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (9.38 MB)
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, Webquests, Activities
$3.00
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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:
Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides, Activities
$3.00
5
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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
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
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:
Finance, Business, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Webquests, Activities
$5.00
1
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By The Essential Educator
This resource accompanies the Eggs episode of Modern Marvels (44 min) and is an excellent kickoff to students designing or even building their own truck. The episode is available for purchase on Amazon by streaming or DVD.It includes two different
Subjects:
Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides, Activities
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.13 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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