I teach high school biology to freshmen and sophomore students and 9th Grade AVID in the San Francisco Bay Area. My students are surrounded by innovative science and technology companies and my goal is to prepare them for their world outside of our classroom.
My students are aspiring scientists, innovators, and creative thinkers.
To prepare them for the future, I want to transform our classroom from a traditional desk in rows, lecture setting, to something that matches the laboratories and companies around us. I want students to communicate, collaborate, and have hands-on lab experiences that open their eyes to the world around them.
My students are eager to learn, and I want them to feel empowered and inspired in our classroom.
My high school biology students have seen me wear items that I have knit, and decided that they wanted to learn. I brought in a bunch of needles and yarn and started teaching my students to knit at lunch time. Each week, a group of boys, and a few girls, have been coming in to learn the basics of knitting. We have been making dish towels and scarves to start.
A few weeks ago, one of the boys decided he wanted to start a knitting club, and donate hats to the homeless.
In order for my students to make hats they need circular and double pointed needles.
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