Name: Marilyn Jones
School: Heritage Christian School
Located: Granada Hills, CA
Number years teaching: 19
What do you teach and to what grade(s)?
Fifth grade – language arts, science, math, social studies, Bible, art, computer
Why do you like what you teach?
Communicating a passion for learning is important so that students understand that learning is connecting to the world around them.
Did you always want to be a teacher?
I have always loved to learn and to consequently teach others. Teaching is a fulfilling and a rewarding career because of the opportunity to impact lives in a positive way.
Why do you like to teach with hands-on products?
Most students learn best in an environment where exploration is encouraged. By working with parts, the learning comes by observing for themselves how these parts make a whole.
How long have you been using Pitsco Education products?
I have not used Pitsco Education products before but look forward to using these products. Pitsco has been recommended to me by other teachers.
What is your favorite Pitsco Education product and why?
I look forward to using the Elementary STEM Activity Guides for lessons on air pressure, drag, lift, and gravity as found in SpaceShipOne, Parachutes, and Flight. These will support science units on aerodynamics.
What's your greatest teaching accomplishment?
When students return and talk about what we did in class and how much impact it had on their lives, I feel I have impacted their lives in a positive way. When those students who have difficulty learning come to understand by your teaching, there is a feeling of personal accomplishment.
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