I've been a second-career chemistry teacher of high school students for an online, cyber charter school since 2010. For seven years prior to that, though, I taught introductory college chemistry at Penn State University as a graduate student and traveled internationally to support clients in basic chromatography theory for a company in which I served as an R&D chemist. There's so much more to this story! Check out my complete profile at https://www.labineverylesson.com/about !
I believe that it's my job to transform the content, delivering it in a way that enables students to uncover key concepts and skills. Ultimately, it's my goal to prepare students to become responsible, informed citizens capable of evaluating arguments and using scientific principles to guide their decisions. I want them to master the scientific method! Each of the lessons and lesson resources in my store include the following: • Review & Preview: integrates prior knowledge • Word Wall: showcases vocabulary central to the lesson content • Learning Experience: an independent or small group activity which (1) models the microscopic phenomena that creates our macroscopic observations of the world, (2) requires students to collect, report, analyze and communicate their observations, (3) allows students to create artifacts as evidence of their learning and (3) provides teachers the ability to review main ideas with the whole group • Data-Dependent Analysis (select lessons) * Skill Practice * detailed answer keys for the outlined activities By incorporating these elements strategically within lessons and throughout units, a collaborative and trusting classroom environment can be created and individual teacher-student relationships can be nurtured.
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Master of Science, Curriculum & Instruction - Drexel University 2010 Master of Science, Chemistry - Penn State University 2006 Bachelor of Science, Chemistry - Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute 2003
Read more about each of my lessons on my blog at www.labineverylesson.com/blog .