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Wondering how to bring SEL into your classroom?

About

Hi, I’m Kristi, and help secondary science teachers turn their students into lifelong learners by incorporating technology, science skills, and SEL.  As a veteran of over twenty years, I have been using technology in my classroom since day one, through flipped lessons, science stations, online investigations, etc.    I want to pass my knowledge onto you.  Also, as a certified trainer of the Jack Canfield success principles, I know that it is not just science skills the students need to succeed in life but also SEL skills.

You’ve come to the right place if:

  • You want the heavy lifting of the learning to be on the students and not the teacher. 
  • You want to incorporate technology into your science class and are looking for ideas of what it would look like and how to get started. 
  • You want to reach beyond the science skills and help your students with skills they will need to succeed outside the classroom. 

After getting lots of feedback from students regarding wishing other teachers taught using flipped lessons and science stations, I started this business. 

Students kept continuously telling me that flipped lessons were their number one favorite platform for learning the essential information. 

They liked how they could go at their own pace and rewatch the videos over and over.  They also enjoyed the fact that they then got to spend more time in class, applying the information, and when they got confused, I was there to help.  I wanted other students to receive the same benefits as my students, and I knew that I had the knowledge to make that happen.

Along the way, I have realized that it was not just science skills my students need but life skills also.  I started incorporating mindfulness and principles of success into my classes.  These have become what my students thank me for the most.  I believe in teaching students skills so much that I became a certified trainer of the Jack Canfield Success Principles, and I am now training teachers to incorporate those skills.

As a single parent of two remarkable children, one in middle school and one in elementary school, I know how challenging it can be to balance teaching life with family life.  Whether I was doing my online classes for my training course, preparing to lead a session at a conference, or training other teachers on using technology, my children have been supportive and seen the benefits of putting in the effort.  As a mom and teacher, the skills I teach my students are also the skills I teach my children.

If you are ready to help your students become lifelong learners and be successful in the science classroom and beyond, I recommend checking out my free course on getting started with SEL.

Teachers are saying...

I've been looking for resources to flip my classroom. This will save me a lot of time planning.

- Tracy C.

Animal and Plant Cells Flipped Lesson
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:21:06+00:00
I've been looking for resources to flip my classroom. This will save me a lot of time planning. - Tracy C. Animal and Plant Cells Flipped Lesson

These are so fantastic! What a great way to teach and differentiate for students! Thank you, everything is so well put together.

- Chelsea B.

Newton’s First Law Flipped Lesson
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:29:27+00:00
These are so fantastic! What a great way to teach and differentiate for students! Thank you, everything is so well put together. - Chelsea B. Newton’s First Law Flipped Lesson

This is absolutely one of my favorite resources I have purchased through TPT and I spend more than $400 a year! It has so many interesting aspects. My students really enjoyed learning with these labs.

- Terah R.

Ionic and Covalent Compounds Science Stations
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:30:45+00:00
This is absolutely one of my favorite resources I have purchased through TPT and I spend more than $400 a year! It has so many interesting aspects. My students really enjoyed learning with these labs. - Terah R. Ionic and Covalent Compounds Science Stations

I bought this lesson with all of my students in mind, but gave special consideration to my students that have IEPs and seem to struggle with staying on task. We're currently in the process of working through the prokaryote and eukaryote cells and I'm finding this to be so convenient for my students. It's something that they'll be able to easily refer back to also. Thank you for creating such a colorful, fun and useful resource!

- Lisa M.

Cell Differences Digital Notebook
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:31:59+00:00
I bought this lesson with all of my students in mind, but gave special consideration to my students that have IEPs and seem to struggle with staying on task. We're currently in the process of working through the prokaryote and eukaryote cells and I'm finding this to be so convenient for my students. It's something that they'll be able to easily refer back to also. Thank you for creating such a colorful, fun and useful resource! - Lisa M. Cell Differences Digital Notebook
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