Fun. Engaging. Challenging. Hands-on. Interactive. These are the words used to describe Mrs. Morgan’s sixth grade science class at Nebbie Williams Elementary School in the Rockwall Independent School District. The students start most classes by saying, “Today I will feed my brain so that I can make a difference” – and they say their class is different than others.
“I think Mrs. Morgan is the greatest science teacher ever,” says student Brooklyn Watkins. “She makes science fun and she is always so positive.”
Students in this sixth grade class enjoy projects, especially their current Super Hero Project, which requires the students to take an element from the periodic table and turn it into either a super hero or a super villain – complete with a history, powers, and properties, all based on the element itself. They also enjoy Science Journal Checks, where they review what they have been learning by translating their notes into artistic or literary interpretations.
“Mrs. Morgan is an amazing science teacher,” said another student, Orion Groak. “She gives us hands-on experiences, making the topics not only about learning but about fun. She is kind, caring, and won’t leave a single student behind.”
Mrs. Morgan is not just teaching her students science – she is also teaching them leadership skills. Students are challenged to be and do their very best, from their assignments to the way they interact within groups and partnerships. The lessons have built not only their knowledge base, but also their self-reliance.
“Mrs. Morgan is a really fun, energetic, and optimistic teacher,” said Charlie Russo, another student in her class. “She makes learning interesting even if you don’t like science. Her teaching style is one you wish all of your teachers had.” #IAmTXEd Rockwall ISD