31 years in a public school classroom (Edwards-Knox Central School in Russell, NY) and worked as an adjunct teaching college biology, chemistry, and science method courses. Was the recipient of the 2003 NABT New York State Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. I retired from public school education in June 2014 but I still maintain several activities in education. It is my goal to make the work of my colleagues easier by providing materials I have successfully used with actual students in the classroom at low cost using readily available materials when possible. Please feel free to browse my offerings of biology, chemistry and middle level science materials. Lab materials, common core reading and writing activities, completion notes, PowerPoints and academic games are just a few of the materials included in these materials.
I utilized a mix of styles which varied from class to class. No two students are the same and it takes a different approach to reach each student. Structured note taking with bell ringers and closure activities, as well as group and laboratory work occurred frequently in my classes. I evaluated students frequently as research supports that short frequent evaluations help students to learn more proficiently. I also believe in the use of competitive academic games. I have extensive experience in distance learning, having taught AP Biology to several other local rural school districts in addition to my own. During my career, I had a very extensive Moodle learning platform and school website to facilitate student learning. My goal at Teacher Pay Teachers is to not just provide an educational service with materials, but to provide a service to expand on your use of these materials with any insights you may desire as to how I used them in the classroom.
National Association of Biology Teachers-NY Award 2003, WWNY TV-7 Teacher of the Week October 2002
AAS SUNY Canton (Agricutural Science) 1978 BA SUNY Potsdam (Biology) 1982 MA SUNY Potsdam (Science Education) 1985
Additional course work at University of Buffalo, St. Lawrence University Stony Brook.and SUNY Oswego. I served as an adjunct college instructor at SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam in 1994-95 and in 2002 teaching undergraduate Biology and Chemistry, and a Science Methods graduate class.
Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Health, Chemistry, Geography (University), For All Subject Areas, General Science, Physical Science, Forensics, Engineering