I love teaching. I love learning. I love working with students. My goal is to make learning as fun for my students as it is for me.
I believe that students learn the most when they are challenged and I prefer to lead students to the answer rather than provide it directly. In today’s world of internet searches, it is easy to find an answer but more important for students to be able to develop critical thinking skills and use the answers they find to raise new questions. My approach in the classroom and laboratory stresses the inseparable ideas of form and function.
The more I learn, the more I want to know.
Spiders of Minnesota
I’ve been teaching at Bethany since January of 2000. My wife and I have four children under the age of 12 which keep us plenty busy at home. We love camping with the family and exploring Minnesota State Parks and National Parks across the country.
In my free time I can normally be found outdoors playing with my kids, taking pictures, or birdwatching.