• Get to Know Your Teacher: Pastor Josh

    May 02, 2023 3 min read

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    Get to Know Your Teacher: Fun Facts About Your Science Shepherd Teacher, Part 2

    The upsides of video classes are plentiful. You can take your teacher with you wherever you go, watch your classes on your schedule, pause in the middle of a class and even rewatch a class if you need to review. Video classes also don’t make much mess or clutter. And if you’re a quick listener, you might even be able to get through your classes speedily by playing them at, say, 1.5 speed!

    That said, you don’t get to interact with your teachers and get to know them, which is a shame when your teachers are as interesting as our Science Shepherd teachers! We’re helping solve this problem by interviewing our teachers and sharing with you some fun facts about each one.

    For this post, we interviewed Pastor Josh Watson who teaches our biblical archaeology and astronomy courses, Unearthing the Bible and Astronomy: God's Universe. Read below to get to know him a bit better.

    Featured Teacher: Pastor Josh Watson

    Headshot of Science Shepherd Homeschool Curriculum teacher Pastor Josh Watson

    A scientist from the past you would like to meet: Johannes Kepler.

    A scientific discovery you would like to have participated in: Theory of General Relativity.

    A scientific problem you would like to help solve: The one-way speed of light.

    Favorite science class you took as part of your education: Astronomy.

    Favorite snack food: Snacks with chocolate chips.

    Favorite color: Gray.

    Favorite sport: College football.

    Favorite place visited: Israel.

    Favorite historical figure: Jesus (of course 😀) - otherwise, Spurgeon.

    Favorite book in the Bible: Revelation.

    Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 26:3.

    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3

    Favorite season: Summer.

    Favorite animal: Lion.

    Favorite job (besides being a Science Shepherd teacher): Pastor.

    Favorite scientific fact that glorifies God: Irreducible complexity.

    Another language you would like to speak: Hebrew.

    A country you would like to visit: Armenia.

    Favorite class you’ve taught (outside of Science Shepherd): The Logic of GOD.

    Favorite thing about being a Science Shepherd teacher: Being a part of a Biblically-faithful approach to education.

    Many thanks to Josh Watson for answering our questions! A fun fact about Josh that didn’t make it into this interview is that he recently authored a children’s book called The ABC Bible! This rhyming book takes you from A to Z following Bible history, so you get to know not only the ABCs but also important people and themes in the Bible. It’s the kind of book that can be enjoyed by young and old and everyone in the middle! To find out more, check out The ABC Bible on Amazon. You can also get a coloring book version. Big congratulations to Josh from all of us here at Science Shepherd!

    In part 1 of our Get to Know Your Teacher series, we interviewed Dr. Scott Hardin. To get to know fun facts about Dr. Hardin, check out that post here.

    If you’d like to start benefiting from all the advantages of Science Shepherd Homeschool Curriculum's video classes, check out our favorites. Need personalized advice? Our team is happy to talk with you or answer your questions.

    Until next time!
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    About the Author

    Kristen Hardin is a homeschool graduate, has taught Spanish to homeschoolers from preschool through high school, and is an author and speaker with her debut picture book Miss Mary: A Tale of Old County Clare. She is thankfully wife to Bill and mom to energetic kids who are always learning something new.

    “Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”