Mrs. Derham teaches science.
MacBeth Derham is a retired homeschooling mother of four very different children, and wife to Don. She studied biology at Mount Holyoke College, and has taught natural history in the field for over 25 years. She currently teaches small classes in her homeschool group, mentors for
, tutors math and science privately, and is the 4th grade catechist in her parish's Faith and Formation program. She blogs occasionally at
. She speaks at homeschool conferences on the interdisciplinary need for nature study.
Mrs. Derham teaches the following course:
A History of Scientific Thought for Middle School Students
"[Mrs. Derham] is very friendly and conversational, pays attention to the students, keeps it at a level not overwhelming to a middle schooler but is clearly challenging them with some new concepts. This is the first time my daughter has taken a "real" course and it is perfect because it is a gentle experience but she knows she is learning things."