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By The Essential Educator
Host a virtual baby shower or 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
Subjects:
Life Skills, Family Consumer Sciences, Child Care
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
12
Digital Download PPTX (6.74 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
6
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
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
2
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (0.13 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:
Family Consumer Sciences, Career and Technical Education, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Webquests, Activities
$3.00
4
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
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
2
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
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
3
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for school holidays with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is a bundle of eight different resources. Each resource has five different sticker
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$43.00
$30.00
Bundle
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for Valentine's Day with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese. Two designs are included for each of the five snacks.This product is an editable PDF document
Subjects:
Winter, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (2.08 MB)
By The Essential Educator
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
Students and teachers alike need a reminder to take time to refuel. Encourage healthy self-care habits with this bulletin board kit.This kit includes the lettering "Self-care PossibiliTEAS" and 30 mugs with self-care activities.You will need:20
Subjects:
Family Consumer Sciences, For All Subjects, Health
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.54 MB)
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
Share healthy snacks for the end of the school year with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two formats:
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for St. Patrick's Day with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two formats: One to
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (16.25 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for back-to-school with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two formats: One to print
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for encouragement and PBIS rewards with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for Halloween with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two formats: One to print on
Subjects:
Halloween
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.62 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
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for school birthdays with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two formats: One to
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By The Essential Educator
Share healthy snacks for winter holidays including Christmas with these adorable food pun stickers for individual servings of applesauce, oranges, pears, peaches, and cheese.This product is an editable PDF document of five different designs in two
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (2.59 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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