“Look, there’s water in my bag! Why does my bag have more water than yours? What happened to the leaves?” These were my student’s observations as he took off the rubber band that was wrapped around a clear Ziploc bag covering a small batch of leaves on a tree. This was a result of an […]
Erika F. Remedios is a grades 7–8 special education teacher at Jack F. Macy Intermediate, Monterey Park, in the Montebello Unified School District. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies and MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She has thirteen years of experience as an education specialist in grades 6–8, and co-taught English language arts and math in a collaborative resource specialist program. She has also taught the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elective. Erika is a mentor consulting teacher in the district’s Teacher Induction Program, and a fellow of the Los Angeles Writing Project. She is a member of the science and math textbook adoption team, and the environmental science literacy committee. She is passionate about teaching environmental science, with an emphasis on water education, and empowering students to become agents of change by becoming conscious of how our daily lifestyle choices impact our environment.