Shannon Tagger

My name is Shannon Tagger and I have been a middle school science teacher since January of 2011. I have always wanted to be an educator because I love helping others and making a difference in the world. Teaching can be very difficult and stressful, so I find balance by doing lots of fun activities in my free time. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. We love to attend movies, go to new restaurants, do karaoke, and travel. I believe that every student should have a Growth Mindset. My dream is that all students leave my class feeling confident that they have added tools (skills) to their tool belt of life that will allow them to accomplish their goals. I believe that success looks very different for each person. My philosophy is that education should provide students with a variety of skills that will allow them to turn any opportunity into a successful career. Gandhi said "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Being a teacher allows me to impact hundreds



Recent Reviews by Shannon

Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:47 PM
3 Cross-Disciplinary Engineering Projects
What made me click on this article was the desire to find examples of engineering activities that align with the performance expectations we are required to teach. I believe many teachers feel overwhelmed as they are implementing the PE's along with newly added engineering concepts because it fills like an "extra thing." It would be best to teach both concepts congruently. Although the activities in this article are engaging, I was not impressed with the effort that was put into actually finding specific connections with PE's.

Recent Public Collections by Shannon

Professional development tools

This is a collection of tools and resources to share with all grade level science teachers during professional development days.

Engineering Resources

1 Resources

This is a collection of resources related to implementing science and engineering practices. This content will help improve knowledge of engineering in general.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices (Book Sample)
Type: Book Chapter

NGSS implementation

19 Resources

Resources to help teachers create quality lesson plans aligned to the NGSS.

Methods & Strategies: Improving the Quality of Engineering Design Challenges
Type: Journal Article

Hypothesis-Based Learning
Type: Journal Article