Biology, AP Biology
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
I am Tímea Tokodi, a teacher of Biology, Sciences, and English. For 10 years I have been teaching Biology and Science in English and Hungarian in bilingual primary and secondary schools. I think it is very important to teach these subjects from upper secondary school (middle school) until the very end of the secondary school, that is up to the school-leaving exam. The above quote expresses my ambition that my students should feel the practical relevance of what they learn and understand, its relevance to their daily lives, that they should be motivated to understand and acquire the knowledge themselves, to be self-motivated. I consider myself a purposeful, systematic person, able to think creatively in a team. I am optimistic about the future, believing that for a sufficiently motivated team – be it a group of students, staff member, or any other social group – nothing is impossible if the goal is clear.