Name: Michael Clark "Mr Clark" "Mr C"
Education: B.A. Biology - University of Utah / M. Ed. Education - Utah State University
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
I have an amazing wife and 3 cute kids. I spend most of my free time with my family. I love nature and spending time in the outdoors. Photography has always been one of my hobbies and I enjoy making videos too. I am constantly reading good books and listening to audiobooks... I am certain to recommend some to you. I lived in Peru for almost 2 years and speak some Spanish. I care a lot about food and health. I get a kick out of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Chuck Norris Jokes are guaranteed to make me laugh. I have an uncanny ability to memorize and quote movie lines. I've got pretty good drawing skills. I want to get some sweet computer hacking skills. I love to play games (board games, card games and especially video games). I am athletic and enjoy most sports. I played competition soccer, high school soccer and currently play on an indoor soccer team. I ride my bike to school almost every day. Chocolate cheers me up. Popsicles make me happy. I love watermelon. I am passionate about all things science / technology. I'm completely obsessed with airplanes and flying.
When I was in middle school I strongly disliked:
Most of 7th Grade - I went to Bryant Jr High so there were only 2 years. I was shy, scared and worried most of the time. I also had braces and acne. I agonized over homework, was nervous to perform in front of others, wasn't confident talking to girls and generally didn't let myself enjoy the learning and social experiences as much as I should have. In retrospect 7th grade was actually great, but could have been a whole lot better if I had changed the way I chose to look at the world.
When I was in middle school I loved:
8th Grade - I made a decision that changed my life. I decided not to worry and care so much anymore. I came out of my shell, relaxed a little, had a really good group of friends and chose to start enjoying all the new adventures and experiences and boy was it a blast! Ask me about "spy tech" sometime.
What I want my students to know:
My main goal is that students will feel that science is fun, exciting and something they can do!
The amazing scientists of tomorrow are in my classroom today.