Kainoa S. Higgins (M.A.T)
Chemistry: Periods 2,3,4,7,8
Marine Science/Oceanography: Period 5
Email: khiggin@tacoma.k12.wa.us


On Teaching Chemistry: 

My primary goal in chemistry is to glamorize its intrigue and promote fundamental chemical literacy.  In support, I intend to develop a deep understanding of concepts and processes, hone skills in scientific method and problem solving, and practice safe laboratory techniques.   I want students to leave this course as an informed, conscious, and contributing global citizen.

On Teaching Biology:

Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of the Pacific I have always had a profound affinity for my surrounding environment as well as the critters that inhabit it.  Thus I see fit that biology be approached primarily from a life-centric perspective and supported the alternative human-centric approach.  I feel it is crucially important that my students enduringly understand that while as human beings we often find ourselves  speci-centric in “our world”, it is important to understand and appreciate the rest of our natural world (to the best of our ability) and the impact we have had and can have upon it.

Aloha and Mahalo,
           Kainoa Higgins


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