Tioga High Science Teacher Sarah Klug says she originally wanted to be a doctor. While attending Minot State, she says she didn’t have the passion for the medical field and decided to take an intro to teaching class with a friend and ended up loving it.
Klug, now in her fourth year of teaching, says it was her student teaching experience with Mary Sandbo at Des Lacs High School that introduced her to an alternative classroom setting. She said that style of teaching, using hands-on applied concepts, was exactly how she wanted to teach. She wanted kids to realize that science isn’t just notes and memorization but can be applied to everyday life.
In this episode, we’ll learn how Klug integrates technology into her classroom using things like drones, 3-D printers and a forensics lesson which allows students to evaluate mock crime scenes. She has also started a wildly popular STEM club and believes there is a lot to be learned by trial and error as she works to help prepare students for the real world by giving them real world problems to solve.
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