Elizabeth Levien's Teaching Portfolio

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." W. B. Yeats
Contact: elizabeth@levien.net      Classroom website: http://erlevien.blogspot.com/

I believe the power of education is in the opportunities it can provide.
Studying science empowers students to make independent informed decisions
about their everyday lives.

I teach science for several reasons.
Most importantly, I love science.
To me, the nature of science is not confined to the chapters of a textbook.
Instead, science helps me make sense of the world:
why a recipe insists on mixing ingredients in a certain order
or why politicians debate global warming, for example.

There is an art and creativity to science.
My hope is to revive the curiosity in all of my students.
My hope is to share with students that we learn
just as much from our questions as we do our answers.