Michael Van Ossenbruggen

I am a United States Air Force veteran that is eager to travel around the world and continue learning about the endless opportunities it has to offer. I hope to get to know as many people possible to learn and share with them both knowledge and experiences. I enjoy finding out personal attributes that people perceive to be weaknesses and utilizing them creatively to prove that they can actually be viewed as strengths. I am very competitive and I love to motivate others for a small price of determination and paying it forward to someone else in need.



Recent Posts by Michael

Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:51 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
I enjoyed reading many different methods you all have come up with for first day activities. As a teacher I believe it is imperative to make an attempt at simultaneously breaking the ice so that students are comfortable with each other while at the same time subtly getting a feel for particular students that may have to make accommodations or adaptations for. Every student has various methods that...

Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 PM in Weather and Elementary
I have read many of the brilliant ideas through the the replies hear on this post. There are so many ways to implement weather and the outdoors into the curriculum and I believe it is imperative to correlate it with the significance of the environment. I believe children should be taught even at a young age how we as humans greatly impact weather and nature in general. Pollution from both exhaust ...

Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:33 PM in Gardening at school with young children
I believe gardening is excellent for students of all ages as it is a process where they get to see how their hard work indicates progression with each day that passes. They witness life being created in front of them and although some of them may not totally grasp the extensive weight of that concept they can use all of their senses to fulfill instinctive desires that technology would not be able ...

Recent Reviews by Michael

Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:11 AM
5 Discovering the Treasures
All of the resources within this collection are essential tools for teachers to use as a guideline and refer to as their careers progress. From safety to methods of teaching that can keep students engaged into their studies this was truly a gem! I hope to utilize this as a future reference to keep myself on par with the top echelon of teachers of modern times. The implementation of cartoons is a phenomenal approach that I hope can lift the spirits of my students and spark a light that will shine beyond the walls of my classroom.

Recent Public Collections by Michael


6 Resources

For those who have served or support the US Military

External Resource: Foot Soldier, LabTV Video
Type: External Resource

Chronicles of Courage: Pearl Harbor--STEM Lesson for Grades 7-12
Type: Lesson Plan