Rita Lander

I am National Board Certified in Early Adolesence Science ages 11-15. I love science and have always wanted to teach. I am a seasoned science teacher but stay young when I am around the kids. I teach in an urban school in Memphis, TN. in the worst area of Memphis. I love to travel and have 2 children who did not teaching as a profession.




Westside Middle School

Recent Posts by Rita

Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:12 PM in Science Songs
My CD came today titled Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants. I plan to incorporate the music as a motivational part of my lesson plan.

Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:16 PM in Science Songs
Thanks to all of those who posted. I ordered a CD to use next week on cells. Hopefully there will be one on magnets. I am worried our school blocks you tube. Are any of these on teachers tube.com?

Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:25 PM in Science Humor
The posts are truly funny. I wish I could have had teachers like this in middle and high school. I also know a chemistry professor at University of Tennessee who uses cartoons in his classes. He is Dr. Al Hazouri. He is fantastic and presents at NSTA and our local state teachers conferences.

Recent Reviews by Rita

Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:25 AM
5 Uncovering Student Ideas in Science,Volume 3
I have all three volumes of this very informative series. It was perfect when I was completing National Board Certification. It allows the teacher to learn what the student already knows and helps to drive further instruction and design of activities for any unit.