I love teaching and I love learning. More than anything I want my students to get excited about learning new things in biology. Is there anything so fascinating as a living, breathing animal or plant?
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 use answers 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.
Cobb River Project
Spiders of Minnesota
I’ve been teaching at Bethany since January of 2000. My wife and I have four children under the age of 9 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.