Hi, I’m Nicole!

I help dedicated science teachers who are struggling with disengaged students revolutionize their approach to science instruction so that their students are ready to step up and become 21st century learners.

The reality is, our education system and our instructional strategies aren’t working for most of our students. They don’t see themselves or their interests in our content, in our curriculum, or in our standards. And what isn’t relevant isn’t engaging.

So we see students with heads-down on the table or acting out in class. We see absences, late and missing work, or an absence-of-all-effort. We say, “my students just don’t care!” And we struggle to find the reasons why.

Science instruction needs to change.

For so long, we have been “teaching as telling” — through lecture and notes, texts, videos — it’s all different forms of the same process. And we now know, learning just doesn’t happen that way.

A Different Way Forward

I work with teachers and schools who are ready to take the leap and embrace a not-so-new but certainly different approach to science instruction:

I work with teachers and schools who are ready to root science learning in real world phenomena, to build instruction from authentic science practices, and to foster the development of independent learners by embracing exploration and discovery.

Even if we can’t change the entire system right now, we can change what’s happening in our classrooms and our schools. Change starts with us today.


I’m excited you’re on this journey, and I want to help you get where you want to be.