Hello! I am new to Park Rapids School District, and am very excited to be a part of such an awesome school!
I grew up in Moorhead, MN. where I met my wife, with whom I have a beautiful four year old daughter. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a major in Life-Science Education, as well as Biology with emphasis in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I have worked with students from Moorhead Public School District, as well as Barnesville Public School District in Minnesota. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing and camping, as well as spending time at home with my family.
My Philosophy of Science Education
Science education is vital for today’s youth. An education in the sciences can provide connections to the world in which we live, provide explanations for phenomena, as well as offer solutions for everyday problems. Providing students with a quality science education promotes creative and critical thinking skills that can be very useful in their everyday lives both in and out of the classroom, no matter what the students chosen profession may be.
I feel that it is important to teach the lessons to my students in a way that enables them to piece together these connections to their world, and instill in them a sense of curiosity and wonder. Through my classes students should become familiar with, and understand the importance and relevance of science in today’s world.
Here are some YouTube subscriptions I think you will find to be helpful:
Mr Brent Vandal
Useful links and apps