38+ years of teaching math and science, from pre-school through high school, with certification in chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics and general science. I have taught in urban, suburban and rural schools and have taught in both public and parochial schools. I am also an active member in the Network of Educators in Science and Technology, having helped found it in 1989 and serving as its editor for over twenty years.
I prefer a hands-on, out-of-the-box approach, aiming at helping the students gain skills that will serve them in the future while sparking their interest in learning.
1989 - “Good Ideas” prize from the Lab Safety Workshop (Curry College) 1990 - Selected participant in Educator’s Day at OPTCON ‘90 (Optical Society of America) 1990 - Celebration of Excellence Award 1991 - NEST Teacher Award 1992 - Selected participant in DOW/NSTA Summer Workshop 1993 - Master of the Art of Science Demonstration (“Michael Faraday Grand Illustration Competition” at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference) 1994, 1996 & 2007 - Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers & Educators 2005-present - Board member of the MIT Club of Hartford 2006-2008 - Board member of the Connecticut Science Supervisors Association 2009 - New England Institute of Chemists “Secondary School Chemistry Teacher Award” 2011 - Hartford Science Fair Teacher’s Award
Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. Life Science Central Connecticut State University M.S. Science Education Central Connecticut State University Ed.D. Education Leadership
Have published quite a few papers, articles and books over the years. Have a webpage (www.aviornstein.com) that includes a free weekly puzzle (with the answer to last week's puzzle) and a monthly shared idea.