Kyla Gentry, NBCT

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Kyla Gentry is a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she also completed her Masters in School Counseling. She has taught for 13 years and achieved National Board Certification in 2011 for Early Adolescence Science. Gentry was an Arkansas State Finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2017. She is a single mother of two children who are 9 and 10.
Learning Has Many Dimensions
Kyla Gentry, NBCTMarch 28, 2018

As an eighth grade science teacher I encounter many challenges to get content across in fun and interesting ways but to also prepare my students for the real world.  I do my best to have my students engage in learning through hands-on experiences and connect it to their daily lives.  I present my students with a phenomena to introduce a topic.  This gets them thinking, asking questions, and wanting to know more.  I refer back to this experience throughout the entire unit in order to help the learning make sense, so that all students share a common experience.  This also…

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