Hi! My name is Erin and I have taught Science for 14 years in California. I currently teach middle school integrated science but taught high school Chemistry and Biology for 10 years. Also, I have a 10-year-old daughter and I love making material for her.
Why I started Sadler Science
When I made the shift to the NGSS, the transformation in my classroom was huge. I ditched my old lecture-based strategies and put the learning in the hands of my students. At first, it was terrifying. And, I made a LOT of mistakes as I figured it out. But, it was well worth it.
Now, I have a much more relaxed and comfortable classroom environment but my students are learning more. I have more time to spend working with small groups and coaching students through problems.
My goal is to help you make this shift without making the same initial mistakes that I did. I want to make it easy for you to make this transition in your classroom.
My mission is to help ensure that all students have access to a high-quality, rigorous science curriculum. Making this happen requires teachers to leave behind traditional methods of teaching science in favor of student-driven, culturally relevant practices. By making this shift, we empower all students to feel confident pursuing careers in STEM.
My Business Values:
- Science: All children are born scientists and have the ability to learn complex science concepts given the right environment. Also, phenomena-based science coursework provides important context and relevance through which students can learn other subjects.
- Equity: I believe that all students, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, or language spoken deserve access to high-quality science education. Students should not lose access to science education to provide additional coursework in English language development, special services, etc. I also believe that teachers must provide relevant, rigorous, and culturally relevant coursework in their classrooms in order to ensure equity.
- Connection: I am asking teachers to step out of their comfort zone. As a result, students will also be asked to step out of their comfort zone. It's vital that we build a strong community, relationships, and support to help them make this transition.
- Facilitation: I believe that learning should be active. This changes the traditional roles between the students and the educator. In a student-led environment, teachers should act as facilitators.
- Google Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator
- STEM Certified Educator through the National Institute of STEM Education
- California Credential in Biology and Chemistry
- Master's of Education in STEM Leadership
Where else can you find me?
There are so many other ways that we can connect.
- I am the co-host of the Teaching Science in 3D podcast. You can listen here.
- Check me out on social media on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
- I have a growing list of products to help you meet the intent of the NGSS in your classroom. You can find those resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.