Hello, I am Dr. Temple.
On the professional side, I graduated from Creighton University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I continued my schooling and earned my first Master's Degree in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Reading. A few years later, I earned my second Master's Degree in School Administration and Supervision. Shortly after earning my second Master's Degree, I earned my Middle School Endorsement in Math and Science. In February of 2017, I earned my Doctorate in Organizational Leadership in Effective Schools from Grand Canyon University. I have been teaching for 23 years.
On the personal side, I am married and have a 14-year-old son that is in the 9th grade. We live in Papillion, Nebraska. Our son, Johnny, keeps us very busy with all of his different activities, including Varsity Band and TaeKwonDo. My family enjoys traveling and learning about different places.
Physical Science engages students in the three dimensions (science practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) of learning as identified by the Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science. The topics include: structure & properties of matter, chemical reactions, space systems, energy, weather & climate, forces & interactions, Earth’s systems, and waves & electromagnetic radiation. This course meets the district requirement for Physical Science.
With the successful completion of a science course, students should be expected to look at the world around them making logical connections to science concepts. Differentiation and inquiry are strong components used to engage the student in learning scientific concepts. Each student deserves to learn, and an effort should be made to connect with each student to drive that learning. The use of kinesthetic, visual, and auditory-based lessons encourages students to be successful, using their personal learning style. Engaging the students in activities and labs will build inquiry skills needed to be taken out into the student’s daily environment. Questioning possibilities, problem solving, and critical thinking skills can increase with the use of inquiry and builds well-rounded citizens.