Instructor’s Blog Posts

What’s in a Lab Report?

What Should be in a Lab Report? You’re a high school student and have just performed a lab at home.  You collected the equipment, read and followed the procedure, and jotted down the results.  Now what?  Well, it is important to learn how to master the typed lab...

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The DNA Makes Protein!

Starting the DNA unit in biology each year in November is one of my favorite times of the school year! We start with a little introduction song to get us pumped up and also learn that the basic function of DNA is, well, to make protein! If you’re not sure about that,...

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5 Ways to Maximize Success in Online Classes

So, you’re a homeschooler taking online classes. There’s a great deal of flexibility and independent options that you have while sitting in an online class. The question is, are you doing the right things - the things that will  help you get the most out of your...

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3 Reasons Why I Don’t Assign Vocabulary Words

I have this recollection from when I was in school of looking in the back of my textbooks at a glossary of important words, and copying down definitions to my notebook paper of lists of words my teacher had given me for our upcoming chapter of study. Now, this could...

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A Biology Lesson from my Four-Year-Old Son

I had a powerful exchange with my son when he was four years old, and his words made such an impact on me that I wrote them down after the conversation happened. Son: (looking quite pensive) Mom, when was I born? Me: May third. Son: (with much astonishment and...

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5 Signs a Medical Career Might Be a Good Fit for You

Have you ever considered a job working in the medical field? Such a career is a great option for many. Because there is a growing population in need of medical care, there are many jobs available. The education and training programs needed to qualify you for a career...

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DEBBIE STOKES

Instructor

 

Debbie Stokes has been teaching science classes for over twenty years and still finds great awe in how beautifully and intricately the Creator designed all things. She finds it a great privilege to journey through the “study of life” with students!

Debbie graduated cum laude from Kennesaw State University in 1991 with a B.S. in biology. She also earned her M. Ed. in science education from Georgia State University. She taught high school science classes in the public school system of Cobb County, Georgia for sixteen years and has taught science classes online for the past six years. She describes her teaching style as a combination of passion for the subject matter mixed with creativity and fun. “One of the best parts of teaching is creating clever and meaningful ways to break down complex information in a way that makes sense to the student. I like to do this by making the information relatable to the personal life of the student, adding some humor or emotion, and a twist of power that helps the student to remember the information long after the test is over,” says Debbie.

Debbie lives in Georgia with her fellow scientist husband, an Emergency Medicine Physician, and their four children. With such strong science genes, one might think the children would be four little scientists in training. But, to their surprise and delight, the older two children include a daughter studying dance at the University of Alabama and a daughter in high school planning on majoring in music. Well, it might make sense after all as their dancer daughter explains: “The thing my mom loves about science the most is the beauty of the creativity of it — the art in it.” Debbie agrees saying, “Yes, one can’t really separate the arts from biology because there is something just so mesmerizing about the beauty of this life that God created!” Maybe that love of the arts is why Debbie also enjoys photography, writing, and designing…oh, and taking in the sights at Disney World as often as possible!

ABSOLUTELY LOVED HER!

Mrs. Stokes is very personable.  She explained things very well, was easy to communicate with and worked with us when we had questions. She was jolly and energetic and loved her subject matter.  I will recommend her to ANYONE who wants to take Biology online! Absolutely loved her!
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T23:56:44+00:00
Mrs. Stokes is very personable.  She explained things very well, was easy to communicate with and worked with us when we had questions. She was jolly and energetic and loved her subject matter.  I will recommend her to ANYONE who wants to take Biology online! Absolutely loved her! FROM A PARENT

WONDERFUL TEACHING

Mrs. Stokes was honestly the best teacher I've ever had. She has a real natural talent.  Science is usually my weak point, and I got an A in biology, thanks to Mrs. Stokes' wonderful teaching. 🙂
FROM A STUDENT
2018-01-23T23:58:50+00:00
Mrs. Stokes was honestly the best teacher I've ever had. She has a real natural talent.  Science is usually my weak point, and I got an A in biology, thanks to Mrs. Stokes' wonderful teaching. 🙂 FROM A STUDENT

SHE MAKES STUDENTS WANT TO ATTEND CLASS

Mrs. Stokes is my daughter’s favorite teacher because of her fun, interesting, interactive classes.  She goes beyond the textbook and makes students WANT to attend class.  Her assignments are fun while very educational. She is very personable and treats students as individuals.
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T23:57:28+00:00
Mrs. Stokes is my daughter’s favorite teacher because of her fun, interesting, interactive classes.  She goes beyond the textbook and makes students WANT to attend class.  Her assignments are fun while very educational. She is very personable and treats students as individuals. FROM A PARENT

SHE MADE IT INTERESTING A EASIER TO REMEMBER

I love how Mrs. Stokes explained the material.  She made it a lot more interesting and easier to remember.  She was the best teacher I've ever had for an online class.
FROM A STUDENT
2018-01-23T23:59:51+00:00
I love how Mrs. Stokes explained the material.  She made it a lot more interesting and easier to remember.  She was the best teacher I've ever had for an online class. FROM A STUDENT

SHE’S A NATURAL TEACHER AND ALWAYS UPLIFTING

Mrs. Stokes made the class FUN while providing strong material and a good balance of workload.  She is a natural teacher, easy to understand, and always uplifting.
FROM A STUDENT
2018-01-24T00:00:57+00:00
Mrs. Stokes made the class FUN while providing strong material and a good balance of workload.  She is a natural teacher, easy to understand, and always uplifting. FROM A STUDENT

I LOVED THIS CLASS

Mrs. Stokes is an excellent teacher!  She requires all the students to work hard as we should and also encouraged us to grow closer to God.  She is a very considerate teacher.  Also, she has a great sense of humor, which made the class more enjoyable, too!  I loved this class.  I learned a ton and would definitely take it again.  She's awesome and by far one of the best teachers I've ever had.
FROM A STUDENT
2018-01-23T23:58:13+00:00
Mrs. Stokes is an excellent teacher!  She requires all the students to work hard as we should and also encouraged us to grow closer to God.  She is a very considerate teacher.  Also, she has a great sense of humor, which made the class more enjoyable, too!  I loved this class.  I learned a ton and would definitely take it again.  She's awesome and by far one of the best teachers I've ever had. FROM A STUDENT

A WARM BUT CHALLENGING TEACHER

Mrs. Stokes is a warm but challenging teacher. My son took her pre-biology class and specifically asked to study with her again for Biology.  I was impressed with the material he covered and his retention of the reading and classes.  My son really enjoyed the projects and they were surprisingly helpful at helping him understand and remember different aspects of Biology.
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T23:55:41+00:00
Mrs. Stokes is a warm but challenging teacher. My son took her pre-biology class and specifically asked to study with her again for Biology.  I was impressed with the material he covered and his retention of the reading and classes.  My son really enjoyed the projects and they were surprisingly helpful at helping him understand and remember different aspects of Biology. FROM A PARENT