I’m Meg of Browne’s Bunch of STEM
I’m obsessed with coffee, messy buns, and educating the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, thinkers, and doers. I feel like I was born to teach and have wanted to be an educator since as far back as I can remember.
I currently teach 6th Grade Earth & Space Science but I got my roots in Kindergarten. The first six years of my career, I taught full day Kindergarten until I switched to middle school. My first 6th grade class were some of my first students I taught in Kindergarten. It’s definitely been a fun full circle moment for me.
I attended Rowan University for my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I received a second Bachelor’s Degree in Math & Science. I can teach K-6 and Middle School Math & Science
Favorite Teaching Topic
I lucked into the right job because I LOVE outer space. There is something so extraordinary about being located on Earth when in comparison we are so small in the grand scheme of the Universe. Being able to go in depth in 6th grade has been so much fun.
Science education is all about doing.
We “do” science by making our students responsible for uncovering concepts through observation and discovery.
Students participate in investigating different scenarios or phenomena to see how our world works.
As teachers, we stand as a guide to point students in the right direction but not tell them the correct answer.
We encourage perseverance, grit, and integrity as students push through challenging obstacles in their way.
We impower our students to make the most out of their education by allowing them to be the scientists.
Presented for SDE’s Kindergarten Conference about bringing STEM into your Literacy Block
Awarded Teacher of the Year 2019
On the 50th day of school I transformed my classroom into a 50s Diner. We wore poodle skirts, made rootbeer floats, danced, and laughed all day long. I surprised the kids and played old vinyls on a record player my coworker lent me. It’s something I will never forget!