University of Montana (General Science Educ)
California State University, San Bernardino (Master's)
I have been a science educator since 1986, now retired. My focus has always been in the biological sciences. However, I have taught physical science as well. My teaching style has always been structured with a great deal of fun and humor intertwined. Hands-on learning is very important to the teaching of science. So, I integrate lots of first-hand experiences into my teaching. I have tutored students while teaching in the Fontana Unified School District. So, I can utilize the one-on-one teaching strategies necessary for comprehension of materials.
I am also and Environmental Educator, having received an Environmental Education Master's Degree. I have taught teachers and students about our natural resources and the issues surrounding them. This course of action allows me to take the lessons outside and access a host of alternative lessons to teach students about science in a natural setting. I strongly believe in teaching strategies that allow students to touch and feel, and learn science without the textbook as a primary resource.
Having come from a scientific research background before teaching I know what is expected of a science professional and educator. In all science professional areas one must know how to work with teams, conduct verifiable research, and have a thorough knowledge and discipline necessary to be a a scientist. I love to have fun and laugh while teaching. Students must question information provided to them and I am totally open to student inquiry. Student respond well to the give and take of my teaching style. I have written curriculum for tradition school science classes and for outdoor education.
Scientific knowledge, backed up by verifiable evidence, is paramount to the understanding of life and the Earth's health for the future. I have motivated many of my previous students to go on to college and go on to professional and educational careers. Science can be a wonderful way of learning and experiencing the basis of knowledge about the Universe! I can help you enjoy and value scientific knowledge. It is thrilling when a student experiences the "I got it" I am overjoyed! I have been a science educator since 1986, now retired. My focus has always been in the biological sciences. However, I have taught physical science as well. My teaching style has always been structured with a great deal of fun and humor intertwined. Hands-on learning is very important to the teaching of science. So, I integrate lots of first-hand
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I have taken several college courses in plant science and botany to qualify for a teaching credential.
I have taught life science for 13 years in California.
I conduct plant identification in a local nature sanctuary for an after school program I developed and teach for the Redlands Conservancy.
I conducted research in Plant and Soil Science for the University of California.
I have conducted nutrition lessons with students K through 9 for 25 years.
I have conducted cooking classes for students of all ages.
I have taken the Department of Agriculture education courses on nutrition.
I have taken college courses in animal science, physiology, anatomy and livestock production.
I have taught zoology as a part of my life science teaching curriculum in public schools.
I have taught comparative anatomy of animals in my science classroom.