As a middle school science teacher at Baymonte Christian School, I constantly am asked the question, “How do you teach science with a Christian perspective?” I enjoy answering this question because it opens the door to conversations about God. I love teaching science with a Christian perspective for two reasons. First, science teaches us to search for truth, just as Paul commends the Bereans for examining the scriptures to see if what Paul was preaching about was true. Secondly, there are limitations in explaining why something happens; sometimes we need to accept a fact with faith. In my class, we do various things that help us learn our topic. I use Cornell notes, hands-on labs and projects, along with various assessments which include tests, quizzes and final projects. My favorite topics to teach are the sixth-grade plate tectonics unit and the seventh-grade unit on origins. In this unit I love to compare God’s word with the scientific evidence.
The best part about teaching at Baymonte is the opportunity to develop close relationships with students. I want my students to know that I care for each of them. That may show in the form of attending their sports games, talking to them about their outside interests, providing additional help, or being available if they need someone to talk to. Academics are so important at this age, however, shaping their minds with truths of who they are and who they can be in Christ is much more important. I pray for my students every single day. I also pray that I am able to be a witness of who Christ is and show the same love, grace, and discipline that He showed.