...My greatest passion is is biology: genetics, biochemistry, ecosystems, physiology. I find it all very fascinating! I studied animal behavior in graduate school, so I especially enjoy exploring the science of animals and nature in general. (read more)
...It was a really good experience. I learned to be patient and encouraging to my students and to enjoy it when they learn the material well. I still enjoy it when a student gets the material and sees its usefulness, although I understand that typically its crucial to pass the class. (read more)
...For struggling readers I use a multi-sensory phonetic approach that is systematic and sequential. I also instruct students to improve reading fluency and comprehension. I determine a students skill levels to target areas needing strengthening or improvement. (read more)
...We did a lot of review and practice, and when we did end-of-the-year testing, he looked down at the phonics section and up at me in triumph.
"Math is easy, but it's hard." Easy? He caught concepts quickly. Hard? (read more)