Student Work:

Fealofani 2004
Prom 2004
Filipino Assembly 2004
Cell Transport F2002
Evolution Debates 2002
Evolution Essays 2002
Fossil Project 2002
Ropes S2002
Plant Essays
Animal Essays
Ansel Adams Essays
Biomes Fall 2001
Summer 2001 Art
10Z Dioramas
10Z Fossils
CAS 2001 Trip
Editorials of Canadian Sperm Banks
Evolution Dioramas
Mitosis Poems 2001
Mitosis Drawings 2001
Moon Drawings 1999

When Students Shine

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When Everything Works


A rose

by Janet Siharath

Amazing what a good artist can produce, even with whiteboard markers. I am always asked why did I want to become a teacher. The following, poorly written piece may give you some small explanation.

When everything works, and comes together.

When students explore and want to learn.

When excitement emerges, grows, envelops,

That's the time to be a teacher.


When art, math, language and inquiry

Leads students to higher understanding.

When they laugh at the sheer joy, the fun, the excitement,

That's the time to be a teacher.

Forgive me my little indulgence, but this section is the one which give me the most joy in teaching. It is when I see students produce good work, when they finally get it and have fun in the act that I feel that something was accomplished. So it is here that I brag, showing what my students have made when everything comes together.