I believe anyone can learn, but that each individual does so in his or her own unique way. Very few people are strictly a visual learner, or kinesthetic learner, but instead has some combination of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic to their style.
As an educator, it is my job to find my students’ best learning style, and help them to learn to use it for themselves, so they can not only learn the material I am teaching, but to also enjoy learning enough to do it on their own outside of an educational environment.
I attended the State University of New York College at Cortland in 1993, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1997. I immediately started teaching 9-12 grade science, and continued to do so for 13 years, both in a classroom and online. I have taken several courses since I have graduated, and I am now looking to pursue a Master’s Degree. I hope to never stop learning as long as I live!
I taught Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Honors Chemistry II, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science in a brick and mortar classroom for 12 years. I taught most science classes, a little Sign Language and Spanish, and was a mentor/advisor for over 4 years online. I have written some of the curriculum for the online classes as well.
I was very active as a student, playing soccer, running track, and joining clubs, such as the Red Cross Club, Ski Club, and Chemistry team. I played soccer in college, and even coached my college team for a year. While I was teaching, I coached girls and boys JV soccer, Cheerleading and Flag Corps, Softball, and ran the Astronomy and Pep Clubs.