I want to take a second to introduce myself as the woman behind the Engineer Does Education blog!
I’m Sam and I left the world of engineering, and my love of LEAN systems, to work as a high school science teacher. Let’s just say, I’m pretty passionate about using real-world concepts and preparing students for real life.
I'm here for the teachers
I’ll be honest, I had always wanted to teach, but I had been “encouraged” to pursue engineering. I loved the technical stuff, the application of what I was learning, and the SYSTEMS of it all!
When I started subbing, I rediscovered my passion for learning the fun stuff and helping kids enjoy it too! So, I applied and got a job at a small private middle school teaching 7 different curriculum a day between math and science, and I was making 2 of them as I went!…with no teaching degree.
It was an extreme crash course in everything education.
Now, I’m in the high school, received my license, and taking every struggle I had, every lesson I learned, and helping other teachers. Systems, simple lessons, engaging activities, and simplifying your life are my jams!
I'm here for the students, too!
Let’s not leave out the fact that there are some real life education our students are CRAVING!
When working on fractions and percentages, my students were begging me for lessons on budgeting, in middle school!! They want to learn things that impact their lives, and thankfully, math and science integrate so well!
And, just think about things that would have made your own life easier if you learned it in school: goal setting, time management, money management, research skills, etc. Incorporating these ideas are easier than you think and I can’t wait to show you!