Words of Happy Teachers and Students
We need to familiarize our teachers with technology as soon as possible.
There are a lot of hands-on activities…If you need help, [the instructors] are more than willing to help us.
I enjoy [math and science] more now, after taking this class. Before, I stayed away from taking math and science classes.
[The instructors] break it down for you, really as if you are a middle school teacher.
I love [these courses]. We get more attention, more one-on-one help…It has a better atmosphere.
[Taking these courses and others in the sequence] puts you higher on the scale of getting hired.I’m enjoying these classes very much. The students are very helpful…I’d love to keep in touch with them when the class ends.
Math isn’t all about numbers. It’s building things, so children can understand.
I’m more excited about teaching [after taking these classes]…I’m using hands-on tools, also bringing in the art, so the kids can visually see it.
We’re all working together. What’s not to like?
Not once did I think of [teaching] math or science until I came into these classes.
We’re all more social… [There is] more of a social atmosphere, like a family.
I feel comfortable [in the class]. Then I learn more, more than in my other classes.
I like teaching with other people.
I saw kids turned off by math, and I wanted to change that.
Wayne LanderholmI’m so excited [about doing this experiment]. This is like going to Great America.
[When developing this course], I’m thinking, how would I like Algebra to be taught to me? And then I try to do that.
You guys (the class instructors) are very passionate about the program, and it transfers to us in the class.
We’re so comfortable asking questions.
I invite the students to work individually or in groups.
Environmental Studies Professor
Statistics rely on the data. I use the data from environmental science to teach statistics.
I want [the students] to feel comfortable, enjoy science experiments.
I can’t wait to go home and do this [experiment] with my nephew.