I taught middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) math and science during my first two years of teaching. I then moved on to teach at the high school level where I have spent most of my time teaching physical science and biology, but I have also taught physics, marine biology, environmental science, earth science, algebra, applications of algebra and geometry, math in society, and health.
I love to use a huge variety of lessons and activities. One size never fits all. I am a science teacher, however, my students are constantly accusing me of being a language arts or math teacher. I often hear things like "I thought this was just going to be a science class." This statement always makes my day because it lets me know that I'm doing my job.
National Science Foundation Fellowship in Pharmacology
Bachelor of Science, University of Montevallo M. Ed, University of South Alabama
A few years ago I became frustrated as a teacher. I felt like I was working really hard, but did not feel like I was getting anywhere. I decided to change things up. I started incorporating more reading passages and writing assignments into my assessments. I raised the standards in my classroom. I then started using the cute clip art that I found here on TPT to design matching activities similar to the ones my mom (a former elementary teacher) made. My students loved them and became much more engaged. My honors students love to use them as a quick review. My standard level students enjoy using them to learn the information. Sometimes we just have to find different ways for students to do and learn things. Students learn in different ways....sometimes even up, down, or sideways!
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day