Welcome! I’m Mr. Berg, a middle school science and art teacher with a passion for teaching, and this is my website. Even before I became a teacher, I recognized the enormous workload that teachers have, and how all teachers can really use added support to make their jobs easier. This allows teachers more time to help students directly. I also realized that a site that supports teachers, can also benefit students and parents as well. It can work as a site where students can find new approaches to the same material that they may be struggling with in class. It can also help parents who are home schooling, or who just want to take a more active role in their child’s education. There are also great ideas here for summertime learning.
A quotation that I use to guide my work in the classroom:
“Students learn what they care about, from people they care about and who, they know, care about them…”
-Barbara Harrell Carson
Thirty Years of Stories:
The Professor’s Place in Student Memories
A principle that I use when selecting lessons…
Lessons that are engaging, are also easier to learn and remember.
To learn more, read my Master’s Paper, which can be found on page 59 in the document (page 63 in the pdf). It is titled, “Too Stressed for School”, and it focuses on how teachers can use teaching strategies to reduce student stress, in the classroom, in order to improve student engagement, learning, and memory.
As you explore this website, have fun, enjoy the activities, and feel smarter as you recognize your growth! If you find these resources helpful, spread the word, so that others can benefit too!!! Everyone loves a friend that is generous with their knowledge.
Other helpful articles:
5 Questions to ask yourself about your unmotivated students, from Cult of Pedagogy.
Learning Styles Don’t Exist – Daniel Willingham
“Multiple Intelligences” are not “Learning Styles” – Howard Gardner