I'm in my 30th year of teaching high school science, which has included everything from Environmental Science, Earth Science, AP Biology, Honors Biology and General Science. I've taught in the same school district for my whole career and even did my student teaching here! I currently am teaching Regents Living Environment.
I believe that students learn best when they are actively engaged and constructing their own learning. I see myself more as a learning guide than an "imparter of knowledge." I also believe that technology can greatly aid students in grasping concepts that can't be seen, such as protein synthesis or cellular respiration. To that end, I use many virtual experiences with my students, as well as utilizing an "in-class" flipped classroom, making my own videos as well as using those of other teachers. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, foldables ... all are useful and fun and help keep students engaged!
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I have an AAS in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Delhi, a BA in Biology/Secondary Education from SUNY Potsdam, an MS.Ed from Suny Potsdam and a Master's in Administration and Supervision from SUNY Plattsburg.
Visit my blog! http://engagingbiology.com
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