Blending Passion for Chemistry and Online Education – An Interview with Kristin Marais

As homeschooling parents, we are always on the lookout for educators who inspire and bring out the best in our students. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Kristin Marais for the “It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School” podcast, and I am thrilled to share her incredible journey and insights with you.

Blending Passion for Chemistry and Online Education - An Interview with Kristin Marais

Meet Kristin Marais

Kristin Marais brings nearly 15 years of educational experience to the table, spanning traditional classrooms, online education, curriculum development, and tutoring. With a BS in biochemistry from the University of California Riverside and an MS in Teaching from Western Washington University, Kristin is a Washington state-certified teacher with endorsements in chemistry, biology, and general science.

Kristin's dedication to education is evident in her decade of teaching within public school districts, seven years of which she spent as an online instructor. Her passion for chemistry and commitment to her students' success make her an exceptional educator, especially in the homeschooling community.

Passion for Chemistry and Online Education

During our interview, Kristin shared her enthusiasm for chemistry and her expertise in online instruction. She discussed the unique challenges and opportunities that come with teaching science online, emphasizing the importance of engaging students with interactive and hands-on learning experiences.

Kristin's approach to online education is both innovative and effective, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education tailored to their needs. Her insights into managing online classrooms, developing engaging curriculum, and fostering a supportive learning environment are invaluable for homeschooling parents looking to enhance their science education offerings.

Making a Difference Beyond the Classroom

Kristin's impact extends beyond the classroom. She spent 4.5 years in South Africa, where she founded “FALSA” (Free-a-Life-South Africa), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping addicts in Johannesburg through a comprehensive 3-step program that includes detox, rehab, and post-rehab support. Kristin's work with FALSA reflects her deep commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Life Beyond Teaching

Outside of her professional endeavors, Kristin enjoys a variety of interests that enrich her life and provide balance. She loves coffee, hiking, camping, traveling, and mentoring teens. These activities not only fuel her passion for life but also contribute to her holistic approach to education and mentoring.

Learn More and Get Involved

If you're interested in learning more about Kristin Marais and her work, I highly recommend checking out the Discovery Institute Academy. You can explore the courses offered, meet the instructors, and register for classes that align with your homeschooling goals.

Kristin Marais is a shining example of how passion, dedication, and innovation can transform education. Her insights and experiences are a valuable resource for homeschooling parents striving to provide the best possible education for their high school students. Tune in to our podcast episode to hear more about Kristin's journey and her vision for the future of online education.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating educators like Kristin who are making a difference in the homeschooling community and beyond.

Happy homeschooling!

Lisa Nehring

Lisa Nehring
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1 thought on “Blending Passion for Chemistry and Online Education – An Interview with Kristin Marais”

  1. Thanks for stepping up to provide our kids with what they actually need. I agree that ID is the best explanation for what we are seeing in nature and many scientists refuse to let the data take their theories in that direction. We accept intelligent agents in archeology and the SETI program, but never in biology or chemistry. It’s inconsistent.

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