Kaizen is a Japanese concept meaning to actively work towards continuous improvement.
I am settling in Tampa and learning to manage a Florida-friendly garden. We have planted fruit trees, started a vegetable garden, and added flowers and shrubs for the butterflies and for our enjoyment. Much more importantly, I am teaching science and technology at a nearby Catholic school. Our team of science teachers is working with students to develop and maintain a garden at the school. Our theme for the year is “Catholics going Green” with the garden at the heart of the theme.
I have worked in international schools in Japan, Jordan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia eons ago. I have a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in botany (mycology) from Iowa State University and have taught botany, zoology, biology (IB & AP), general science, earth science, computer science (IB & AP), and technology/information literacy (preK-12).
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