I have been teaching for 13 years in a large urban high school. The courses I have taught include: Biology, IB Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Biotechnology, and Medical Biology.
I use a lot of hands-on activities and inquiry-based labs. The paper activities I create are used to reinforce or practice what students have learned. I believe that all student work should serve as an assessment tool to gauge their understanding. The majority of my labs are inquiry based; students are given background information, and then must form their own questions and design their own experiments.
I became a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescence and Young Adulthood (AYA) Science in 2006!!
I have a B.S. & M.S. in Biology (M.S. emphasis on Molecular & Evolutionary Genetics). My teaching licenses include Biology, Broad Field, and Chemistry.
I'm an Associate Lecturer of classroom management courses at UW-Milwaukee. I was also an Adjunct Faculty member at National-Louis University in their Masters program in Curriculum & Instruction. I am also a National Trainer of the classroom management model Cooperative Discipline by Dr. Linda Albert.