Igniting a passion for learning is a science in itself
As high school and middle school teachers, we introduce students to the systematic study of the structure and operation of the natural world through observation and experiment.
Piece of cake, right? Not exactly.
Great science teachers are naturally curious individuals who have a passionate interest in how the world works. They like to ask questions and puzzle over natural processes. They are interested in what makes objects tick and how they came to be. Independent of the content knowledge, though, the most powerful science teachers are those who are able to connect with students in ways that excite and inspire. This is the human part—and is often overlooked in the learning process.
While preparing you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need in order to teach science, we also take care to help you understand and adapt effective strategies for connecting with students in ways that allow them to dive deeper into complex ideas, be nimble and flexible, and understand science in a variety of compelling ways.
Igniting a passion for learning is a science in itself. In our work together, we'll examine this closely in an environment where research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized.
We believe in a teacher's ability to expand science education beyond the four walls of the classroom into every facet of the students' lives.