I am a current 7th grade science teacher. I have 15+ years of experience. Through student teaching and real world experience I have engaged with all grades. My lessons mostly focus on Middle/High School level.
I believe students should be instructed in "experiences". Students should be presented an experience that they will be able to reflect upon. Much of my instruction is hands on, with total participation techniques built in. Simulations, role-playing, and imagination is at the cornerstone of great instruction in science.
Published article in NYS TESOL IDIOM Winter 2017- Volume 47, Issue 1 2017 Speaker at TESOL conference Syracuse “Strategies for Co-Teaching ELLs” 2017 Federal Government Green Ribbon Schools Award 2012 National Wildlife Federation Green Flag Award 2012 FIRST Lego League Hudson Valley Robotics Championship 3rd Place Feb. 2012 FIRST Lego League Hudson Valley Robotics Qualifying 2nd Place Feb. 2012 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Webinar Teacher Host Jan. 2012 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Eco-School Case Study Nov. 2011 Westchester County Environmental Club of the Year 2011 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Webinar Teacher Host May. 2011 Obtained Eco-School Silver Award for the School through NWF 2010 Professional Development Presenter, “Sustainability Curriculum” 2010 Manage District Green/Sustainability Initiative at Middle School Level 2010-Present National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Eco-School Case Study Oct. 2010 Quoted in National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Newspaper Oct. 2010 Obtained Eco-School Bronze Award for the School through NWF 2010 Created and Operate Sleepy Hollow Middle School’s Garden Program 2010-Present Created and Manage Sleepy Hollow Middle School’s “Green Spirit Week” 2010-Present Created Sleepy Hollow Middle School’s “Green Pledge” 2009-Present Professional Development Presenter, “Using Youtube to Go Beyond the Classroom” 2009 Westchester Technology Expo Presenter 2009 Middle School Sustainability Curriculum Writer 2008-Present Attended Honeywell Space Camp for Educators 2008 Honeywell Space Camp Right Stuff Award Recipient 2008 Jonathan Allen Leadership Scholarship 2001-2004 Dean’s List, Five Semesters 2001-2004 Daniel B. Sass Prize for Excellence in Geology Spring 2004
Alfred University, Alfred NY Masters of Science in Education, Completed August 2005…Literacy Bachelor of Arts, Completed December 2004…Elementary Education and Geology Overall Undergraduate GPA = 3.44 Overall Graduate GPA = 3.93 NYS Permanent Certification: K-6th, Secondary Earth Science, and Literacy 40 Additional Graduate Credit Hours Completed through the American Museum of Natural History
Mike Garguilo is a 7th grade science teacher in NY. He implements strategies to target all styles of learners and believes in hands-on experiential learning. His lessons engage students and captures their attention, creating a lasting mental impact. He leads the way in integrating ENL/Special Education strategies into a cutting edge, intensive science education format. He has been featured in many education articles and books as valuable case studies. His lessons have built in ENL and Special Education resources to ensure success for all students. The lessons have been used, tested, modified, and enjoyed by over 1000 of his students over many years. The lessons blend interest, challenge, and exposure to a wide variety of learning styles and strives to create life long learners. He hopes everyone enjoys science as much as he does.