Jessica Minton

I am in my 8.5 year teaching. I taught high school for the first 4 years-Biology, Physical Science, and Environmental Science. When I moved, I moved to middle school-6th grade. After a rocky year, I moved schools and became an 8th grade science, Honors Physical Science, and STEM teacher. Presently I am back in high school teaching Honors A&P, Honors Biology, and College Prep Skills. I love teaching and I don't know of anything else that I would rather do. I love the outdoors, reading, scrapbooking, and card-making. I feel I'm a crafty person and am hooked on Pinterest for ideas/projects. Dolphins and butterflies are my favorite organisms, and I am a sports nut. I love photography and take a lot of my own shots; including outdoors, weddings, family, architecture, etc.




Houston High School

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Recent Posts by Jessica

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:47 PM in Scipack
I love the information that the SciPacks have to offer, but I have found several of the final assessments to be tricky. I agree with everyone's suggestions about going back over it and reviewing, but it is frustrating to review it and still not being able to pass given 3 chances. I have been very careful and fine-tooth combing all the information on the other SciPacks I've taken, though it's ter...

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:39 PM in Special Education
Thank you for the resources. I struggle with this because I want to do so much for my students, but sometimes it seems that our students get help in RLA and Math while they forget Science. I have been curious as to research that is our there trying to bridge the gap in Science Education and Special Education. What a passion of mine!!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:35 PM in Getting Started in STEM
I was approached today about becoming the second teacher in our school to get certified to teach STEM and while I already incorporate STEM type things in my classroom, can anyone give me some good pointers (websites, information, etc) on building a STEM-focused class for middle schoolers? I know I will learn a lot during my trainings, but I really love searching for awesome ideas for the classro...

Recent Reviews by Jessica

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:58 PM
5 Amazing
Currently teaching this in the classroom and having a SciPack full of fantastic information is the way to keep engaged and fresh.

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:56 PM
5 Great SciPack
Interesting and engaging to use. It helped me add to the knowledge I needed to help challenge my students.

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:55 PM
5 Deeper Understanding
I remember having to learn photosynthesis and cellular respiration, but I don't remember understanding as much as I do now. I'm not an expert by any means, but this SciPack helped me wrap my mind around these hard topics.

Recent Public Collections by Jessica

Biology and Life

10 Resources

Cells and Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack

Cell Division and Differentiation
Type: SciPack

Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack

Earth's Changing Surface
Type: SciPack