I have been teaching high school science for the past 11 years in a variety of schools. After teaching in Texas public schools for 6 years I made the move to a private international school in Beijing, China five years ago. I have taught the following courses over the course of my career: Grade 9 Biology (every level imaginable), A three year Biotechnology Program, IB Biology (HL and SL), AP Environmental Science, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, and MYP Grade 9 and 10 Science (year 4 and 5). Throughout my teaching career I have worked with children of every level, especially ESL and students with special learning needs.
All of my lessons are focused on getting students to do the thinking. I structure each day on the theory that my kids should be working at least as hard as me. They should be problem solving and working together. I work hard to give them as many opportunities as possible to understand concepts and to synthesize their own ideas.
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BA Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College and MAT in Secondary Science from Duke University
I live in Beijing, China with my two dogs. I travel all over the world every chance I get.