Classroom: B4Subjects: Honors Earth & Environmental Science, Honors BiologyWelcome! It is so wonderful to be a part of the JPK family! As part of my teaching philosophy, I believe that learning is naturally fun, because that is what we were born to do. Every single one of us is a natural born learner. Our brains are made for learning and figuring things out, and when we figure something out and learn a new skill, there is natural enjoyment in that.You can expect to have fun in my class because you will be working hard, and learning a lot about the natural world and yourselves, as we explore science. I like to think of each of my classes as a lens through which we can look at the world around us. I want for my students to be able to take what they learn in my class and really USE it. I hope my students walk away at the end of the semester with a better understanding of how to use all their fancy new science skills to tackle the problems they will inevitably face in their lives, or to make really important decisions about the world around them, to make our world a better place. I expect my students to be serious learners and to take a genuine interest in what we're doing on a daily basis. I expect high quality work and will do everything I can to help all of my students succeed. We will do lots of hands on activities and create some really amazing notebooks in the process. If you are a parent, I want to meet you and get to know you! I myself am a parent and you can trust that I will treat your children how I want my own kids' teachers to treat them. If you ever have a question about ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to contact me. I always welcome feedback and I am constantly reflecting on my own teaching practice to better myself. I am invested in each of my students. Our world needs every single one of them!Use the tabs at the left to learn more about me, to access the course syllabus for your particular class, and to view our class supply list.
Last Modified on January 3, 2018