I have 27 years of teaching experience and although I have taught several different subjects, the bulk of my experience is teaching physical science to 8th graders and physics to 9th graders.
I prefer hands-on activities; inquiry based whenever possible. I am a "true believer" in the integration of technology into all classroom activities; I use online simulations when in-class labs are not possible. I also believe that humans learn more when they are relaxed and are able to laugh every once in awhile. My classes tend to be noisy, but busy. :)
Most of my "honors and awards" have been in the athletic coaching arena, so they aren't applicable here.
B.S. - Stephen F Austin State University 1985 M.S. - University of Texas at Austin - Exercise Physiology 1992 M. Ed. - Educational Technology, University of Missouri 2009 Ed.S. in Educational Technology with an emphasis on Technology in Schools 2011
I've taught in Texas, New Mexico, and now in Colorado.