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Pittsburgh Penguins – November Teacher of the Month!

Congratulations to Mr. Kantz at Pine-Richland Middle School for being selected at the Penguins Future Goals November Teacher of the Month!

What grade/subject do you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Brian Kantz…8th grade Physical Science…26 years

Who in your life inspired you to become a teacher?

In general, the teachers that made class interesting and different I respected and realized I wanted to have a positive impact on students.

How are you using Hockey Scholar in your classroom?

Hockey Scholar is used as a curricular resource for Physics and Chemistry lessons/objectives.  I also use some of the lessons for enrichment in math.

What was your students’ reaction to the course? Did they enjoying learning STEM with the Penguins?

The students are immediately motivated by the course.  They enjoy the connection between hockey and science.  In addition, they enjoy the structure of the lesson.  The  lessons stimulate their thinking and are independent.  They enjoy the  hands-on approach as well as the visual approach of the lesson.  Plus, the outcome is very clear.  They get immediate feedback through the quiz at the end.