My vision of teaching science is to engage students in multiple ways to enjoy, investigate, collaborate, apply, analyze, and create scientific information and explanations.
I envision teaching science as a cooperative journey into the principles, facts, and unknowns of the natural world around us.
I envision a good science education as making connections in between concepts. I believe in teaching the relationships between structure and function, the applications to technological advancements, the impacts on the environment, and the potentials for future improvements. These exemplify the multiple understandings involved in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that the curriculum wish to convey.
However, I believe that teaching science goes far deeper into individual students' lives. What do they care about? What interests them? How do they feel they can make a difference through their science education? I believe that a good teacher gets to know his or her students to draw in examples and activities that intrigue them.
My vision for science teaching is to combine fun, collaborative, hands-on activities with carefully designed teacher instruction, videos, demonstrations, and projects to enable student discovery and learning.
A good science teacher facilitates exploratory activities for his or her students, engages them in thoughtful questions to encourage further inquiry, and explains concepts clearly with an open and approachable disposition that establishes positive relationships.