About Me

photoHello my name is Beth Davis and welcome to my blog HandsOnMindsOnEducation.com. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.

Currently, I live in Miami with my daughter Rebekah and son Benjamin.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher who taught Elementary School for 17 years.  I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from FIU, and my Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching Speakers of Other Languages) from Nova University, I also hold an Education Specialist Degree in Computer Education from Barry University.

In 2005, I opened Kids For Kids Academy Preschool where alongside a wonderful staff I teach the families in the school how to raise empathetic children.  These concepts are outlined in my book, You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference (available at www.teachkidskindness.com).  I also teach preschoolers science in our school’s preschool science lab. Over the years I have been invited to leads conference presentations based on the concepts found in my book Hands On Minds On Preschool:  A Blueprint To The World of Science & Math For Young Children (available at handsonmindsonpreschool.com).  I have written curriculums, as well as books for teachers which you can find at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  Also, I have implemented and  led teacher trainings and  have had the privilege to serve on expert panels for the Florida Department of Education.  Additionally, I have taught various classes at Barry University and presented at Early Childhood Conferences.

I am also the founder of Kids 4 Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization that teaches children that they can change the world through their acts of kindness.  Since 1996, Kids 4 Kids (www.kids4kids.org) has provided backpacks filled with school supplies and books for over 75,000 underprivileged children.

Above all I love working with children because they desire to learn and discover about the world around them -They are natural born scientists. This blog contains photos, descriptions, & video links to actual hands on science activities performed in the Kids For Kids Academy Science Lab. My most recent book, Hands on Science and Math, is available from Gryphon House, and includes 45 activities geared for children in Pre-K through 2nd Grade.

Click here to view my resume. Contact me to schedule your professional development or conference presentation.

I hope you enjoy the site!

– Beth D.

NOTABLE MENTIONS

Academic’s Choice Smart Book Award – November 2015

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Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner – October 2015

Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Awards commendable recognition – September 2015

Click here to view report from Learning Magazine.

Hands On Science & Math Reviewed on the parenting blog, The Educator’s Spin On It – September 2015

Hands On Science & Math Reviewed on the award-winning blog, Hands On As We Grow – July 2015

Featured on ExchangeEveryDay E-Newsletter, July 8th, 2015

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#1 edWebinar of the Week, May 29th, 2015 – edWeb.net

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Program from the College of Central Florida Early Childhood Conference 2013

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Letter from the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Gateway

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Presenter at the 2012 One Goal Summer Conference in Tampa, Florida

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My Session in the conference program

My Session in the conference program


I’m an expert panel member for The Florida Department of Education Office of Early Learning

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I was on the panel of experts who developed the state standards for four year olds

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

One Goal Conference (2012):  Hands-On Minds-On Preschool & You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference

Lake City Early Learning Coalition (2012) Hands-On Minds-On Preschool Workshop for Directors and classroom teachers

College of Central Florida (2013) Hands-On Minds-On Preschool Workshop (6 hour in-service) for Early Childhood Majors

College of Central Florida 25th Annual Early Childhood Conference (2013) You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference, Featured Presenter

One Goal Conference (July 2013):  Hands-On Minds-On Preschool & You Are Never Too Small To Make A Big Difference

Florida Afterschool Conference (October 2013) Hands-On Minds-On Science

FLAEYC Conference (November 2013) Hands On Minds-On Science

Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade (September 2014) Hands On Minds-On Science

One Goal Conference (July 2015):  Hands-On Minds-On Science

Florida Afterschool Conference (August 2015) Hands-On Minds-On Science

Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade (September 2015) Hands On Minds-On Science