Teaching Experience of Kenneth John Odle

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
Will Rogers

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Teaching Experience of Kenneth John Odle

Teaching Experience

  • Substitute Teacher — Portage Public Schools, 2015-16
    • Taught in all subject areas, grades 6-8
    • Taught primarily at Central High, West Middle, and North Middle
  • English Teacher — Kalamazoo Public Schools Summer Program, Summer 2013
    • Taught two sections of high school English as part of a credit recovery program
  • Physical Science Teacher — Battle Creek Public Schools, 1998-2001
    • Taught five sections of ninth-grade physical science
    • Mentored new and developing science teachers
    • Served on curriculum committee to write and implement new science curriculum
    • Served on textbook committee to evaluate and recommended new textbooks
    • Mentored and supervised two interns
  • Physical Science Teacher — Benton Harbor Area Schools, 1997-1998
    • Taught three sections of ninth-grade physical science in a 4 x 4 block

Teaching Certification — State of Michigan

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  • DA/DX
    • Astronomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Earth/Space Science
    • Ecology
    • Environmental Science
    • Forensic Science
    • Genetics
    • Geology
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Life Science
    • Limnology
    • Meteorology
    • Microbiology
    • Mineralogy
    • Oceanography
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Weather
    • Zoology
  • BA
    • Business Writing (offered for English credit)
    • Drama (Study of literature)
    • English
    • Grammar
    • Great Books
    • Language Arts (middle school only)
    • Literature
    • Poetry
    • Shakespeare
    • Writing for Publication (e.g. School Newspaper)
    • Writing
    • Yearbook
  • Computer Applications
    • Computers
    • Computer Applications
    • Computer Literacy
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • Keyboarding
    • Web Design: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript
    • Word Processing
  • AP Biology


  • Using Multicultural Literature to Teach About Social Justice
    • MLK Day, Western Michigan University, January 7, 2011.

    See also my resource pages on multicultural literature.

  • Mind the Gap: Teaching for Reading and Writing Success to the Male Brain
    • Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference, Lansing, Michigan, April 10, 2010.
    • Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference, Western Michigan University, November 6, 2009.

    You can view the presentation on my resource pages on boys and literacy.


  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta — Western Michigan University
  • Recipient, Nash Scholarship in English Eduction — Western Michigan University


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  • Odle, Kenneth John. "Teaching Experience of Kenneth John Odle." kjodle.net. 30 June 2022. Web. 26 February 2024. <>