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Jim Johnson

Davis Senior High School
(Davis Unified Joint School District)

315 West 14th Street
Davis, CA  95616
jjohnson@cal.net

OUTDOOR PEDAGOGY &
THOUGHTS ABOUT HOST

Good learning involves thinking.  Therefore, good teaching encourages, demands, motivates, and fosters good thinking.

I got excited about doing field biology and emboldened to do it with my students.  I have always wanted to do field studies with my students but didn't know how.  The HOST program gave me ideas and time to work on materials that I can use.  I feel rejuvenated and equipped to do field biology with my students. 


 

BIOGRAPHY

HOST Training Site:
NRS's Jepson Prairie Reserve (administered by UCD) in Solano County.

HOST Program Emphases:
Native vernal pool habitat and land management, including controlled burning and seasonal grazing. 

HOST Teaching Materials:
  Jepson Prairie Preserve Research Project
  Field Notes Scavenger Hunt   

Years Teaching:
15

Personal Motto:
"So I make it my goal to please Him. . ." (2 Cor. 5:9)

Subjects Taught:
  Math
  Science

Selection of Awards:
  Fulbright Exchange Teacher to Finland

Hobbies:
  Football & Basketball Coach
  Biking
  Camping & Backpacking
  Spending time with wife Gina and four children:  Daniel (11), Timothy (9), Michael (6), and Kristine (4).

Recommended Lesson Planning Websites:
http://www.accessexcellence.org