North Star Public Charter School 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Boise, Idaho.
Favorite thing you like about your work:
I am so grateful that North Star (regulars of the MOSS residential program) supports my vision of a project and inquiry-based classroom. I love presenting the students with complex concepts like radiometric dating and geographic inquiry and seeing them exceed my expectations.
Based on your own experience, what did you get out of your time at MOSS and why would you recommend it to someone else?
My experience at MOSS made understanding and teaching science so much more accessible to me as a veteran language arts and humanities teacher. Before MOSS, I wanted to integrate science into my curriculum but didn't even know where to start. MOSS's holistic, practicum-based approach met me where I was and nurtured a supportive community where we all learned from each others' successes and failures. I never saw graduate school as a possibility for me, but MOSS's approach made the experience accessible, affordable, and meaningful.