An Interview With Mrs.Hilberg
By: Kaya Church
Introducing the Amazing Mrs. Hilberg
The two classes taught by Mrs. Hilberg are Pre-AP Biology and AP Biology. She teaches Pre-AP for four periods and AP Biology for only two periods. Instead of an actual classroom she holds all her classes in a portable outside.
The Silly Science Teachers Super Strategies
~ As the class starts she gives the students important announcement, like when there will be a test and what it will be on, when all of their homework is due, or what the learning goal is for that week is.
~ She prepares warm-ups for her class to see what they remember what they had learned from the day before.
~ Her class is always kept moving NO DISTRACTIONS! Things may occasionally get off track based on a question a student asks about what they are learning.
~ Before the students start working she thoroughly gives directions to the students on how to complete the assignment, answers a few questions, and then leaves the students to do their work.
~ If the students are working in groups or pairs she quietly sets things up in the back of the class for her next period.
~ Before she answers a students question she has them look through their notes, ask people in their group, and if they are still confused she goes to answer their question.
Careful Classroom Management Techiniques
~ Has the needed supplies out on the tables for her class so that the students are up and around looking for it.
~ Has the students work quietly with their table partners.
~ Walks around the classroom clearing up confusion and making sure everyone is staying on task.
Ecstatic Classroom Environment
~ She has things labeled around the classroom. For example where the pencil sharpener is she has a paper hanging on the cabinet above it that says pencil sharpener.
~ The drawers in the back have numbers 1-7 on them for the seven different tables, and in those drawers are the supplies for that table like colored pencils, white boards, and rulers.
~ When working on lectures not much talk goes on except for Mrs. Hilberg explaining.
~ The students keep the conversation within their own groups.
~ She has a class rabbit named Thumper who roams around the room freely throughout class.
Fantastic Fun Facts about Mrs. Hilberg
~ She works 10-14 hours a day during the school week and 4-6 hours a day on the weekends.
~ For her the biggest reward in teaching is hearing her students say that her class is their favorite one.
~ For Mrs. Hilberg the biggest challenge for her is not wanting to grade EVERY little thing the students do.
~ When asked on a scale of 1-10 how much motivation it takes to be a teacher, with ten being the highest, she said it takes her a full ten. There is a lot of time and dedication put into being a teacher.
The home of the Texas Longhorns
Mrs. Hilberg was a graduate from UT. She graduated with a bachelors degree of science in education, and has been teaching for thirty years now!
Mrs. Hilberg poses for a picture with her 4th period
This is Mrs. Hilbergs 4th period Pre-ap Biology class.(Mrs. Hilberg is in the middle)