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I teach at a small, rural school in Wisconsin (2010-present). I have taught (or currently teach):
7th grade Earth Science
9th grade Earth Science (trimester)
9th grade STEM (trimester)
Anatomy and Physiology
AP Environmental Science
I try to incorporate as much variety as possible into my lessons. I love utilizing technology, flipped lessons, modeling, argumentation, engineering, and more. I push students to see the connections between concepts and classes, think critically, work well with groups, analyze data, and learn other important 21st-century skills.
PAEMST Wisconsin State Finalist (2017)
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse; EA-A Education, Broadfield Science, Biology
Also certified to teach Environmental Sciences (license based on a content test pathway)
University of Wisconsin- Platteville; Masters in Secondary Education with a STEM focus
BOOK & WORKSHOPS
I self-published "Teaching Hacks!" Read more about my book below. I also regularly present workshops; I have presented my Teaching Hacks workshop 15+ times, to various crowds, and all over the state of Wisconsin.
I love synthesizing information and finding ways to creatively present it to others; if you have a workshop idea that you'd like me to present, let's talk!
Find a rich conglomeration of tips, tricks, and ideas to save you time, help you organize your classroom in creative ways, implement active learning strategies, strengthen relationships with students, improve your classroom management skills, and more.
While targeted towards secondary-level teachers, teachers of all levels will find useful information that can be implemented into their classrooms.
Available in paperback and Kindle versions.
Where to buy
Store on this website
Most popular workshop
Teaching Hacks! (Workshop)
The first year of teaching can be quite a challenge, and so much learning happens along the way. In this session, I share tips and tricks that have worked in my classroom (learned via trial and error!) and participants discuss what has and has not worked in their experiences so far.
Topics include time management, classroom management, interacting with parents, organization, and building relationships.
Participants will walk away with many ideas and items that can immediately be implemented into their K12 classroom.
Increasing Engagement and Making Your Life Easier with Technology
Using technology in the classroom is one of the best ways to increase student motivation, interest, and engagement. As an added bonus, it also makes YOUR teaching life SO much easier!
In this workshop, you'll learn about a plethora of technologies--from low tech to high tech options; from physical objects to apps, extensions, and websites; and more!
You will leave invigorated, excited, and brimming with ideas for future use! Suitable for all grade levels.