You must be wondering, what is this woman all about? What does she have to offer me? I have a strong background and even stronger passion for education, specifically science education. My goal is to help and encourage people who are interested in creating enriching educational experiences that will help prepare their students for success.
Middle school and high school can be stressful. Hormones, attitudes and big decisions can create a pressure cooker A gentle shift from a very relaxed learning approach to a more purposeful approach is ideal for these years. That doesn’t mean to stop all interest-led learning. That means that we’ve got to harness the passion your student has and help them understand the dedication involved in true mastery.
Career changing and fluidity are becoming so important that we need to help students embrace common threads of achievement that are valued in many professions. Reading, writing, math skills, basic knowledge of history and government, a basic understanding of science, analytical abilities, rich vocabulary, ability to communicate, and persistence are all things that are important for growth and career longevity in our society. Prepare your student to be ready for a world that is changing.
As a professional educator, homeschooler, and parent I often see students struggle with creating meaning for each step of their journey. Sometimes the purpose of what you are doing is to get to the next step. If you need to get to the second floor of the building and you are at the bottom of the stairs (no elevator), you don’t think you can magically jump or fly over a flight of stairs. You expect to climb the stairs (sometimes two at a time) to get to the top. Each step didn’t feel meaningful, but it was. It got you one step closer to your goal. Academics and career plans are like that as well.
Don’t be intimidated. I know that fears and frustration can run high… those are the times that we are growing the most. Enjoy the journey, but be mindful of the destination. Hard work is the bridge between goals and reality.
Imagine. Reach. Thrive.