That's me. Those are not my glasses.
I have been teaching for 10+ years I can't remember how many years exactly- that's what happens when you're old in grades second through sixth. I love all kids, but there's a sliding scale from snot to snarky. Second graders start at the high snot, low snarky end and sixth graders sit at the low snot, high snarky end. So pick your poison, future teachers! This year I am beginning fifth and GT sixth grade Science classes. This is my first time teaching science-only in an actual science lab. There are REAL Bunsen burners, but don't fret- they don't work. I'm a big believer in treating kids like younger humans and facilitating their learning. I tend to lean towards Project Based Learning and lean way far away from TEKs of the Week teaching. TEKs are the Texas standards. I don't think anything's wrong with TEK of the Week teaching, I just don't know how you get it all in that way! I'm a huge fan of SciFi movies, TV, and books. I probably keep Amazon, Target and Macy's in business. I am a gold star member at Starbucks. I am engaged to be married to a doctor- Diet Dr. Pepper. We are so in love! I steal some of my teaching ideas, but always give credit. I have a supervillain cat named Lilith and love what I do.
There. That's it. All you need to know.