Featured author: Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith has been teaching 7th grade Science and Reading Remediation for 6 years. Her resources are designed to engage students in science curricula and make scientific literacy accessible to all students. Jessica is the type of teacher that everyone wants on their team.
One thing we love about Jessica is that at the same time as she’s such an excellent teacher and resource maker, she’s down to earth and humble.
Watch our video for some real talk from Jessica about the struggles of first-year teaching, her mindset about resources, how she always wanted to be a teacher, and what keeps her passionate about the job.
Her Resources: Highlighted
Many students struggle with mastering the important and interdisciplinary skill of being able to read and comprehend written sources. Jessica Smith’s interactive notebook activity for middle school students provides a well-scaffolded way to get students to read and learn about plate tectonics.
Students learn 8 biomes through Jessica Smith’s hands-on and creative flip book activity. This resource is ready to be used in your classroom tomorrow and is great for study skills, review, and independent practice! Students apply content knowledge to match Biomes with the correct description and then assemble the interactive flip book.
Sure, a photo of cupcakes and pastries may remind students how hungry they are, but you can make them forget about their stomachs (and actually learn something too) with this resource! Students learn to see past the obvious as they examine engaging photos with Jessica Smith’s observation and inference activity.