I've been teaching formally for 3 years now (informally for 5). I began teaching Sports Medicine at the college level and went back for my teaching certificate in biology/science. Since then, I have taught health, credit recovery biology, remedial freshmen biology, regular freshmen biology, honors freshmen biology, AP biology, regular chemistry, regular physics, and biomechanics & sports medicine.
I am very hands-on. I try to use technology in different ways. I almost always use a powerpoint and have quotes of the week. I also enjoy doing demonstrations, labs, interjecting video clips, and having the students do group work (both small and large).
Proviso West High School - Hillside, IL (2005) North Central College - Naperville, IL - B.A. Athletic Training (2009) North Central College - Naperville, IL - Type-09 Secondary Education Broadfield Science in Biology Certification (2013)
I work at a high school district in the near west suburbs of Chicago, IL. I have previously worked and taught at North Central College, New Trier High School, Maine South High School, Riverside Brookfield High School, Oak Park River Forest High School, and Bolingbrook High School.