I have been teaching Science 7-9 since 1998. My students range from accelerated to ELL. I loop so that I teach physical science8, life science 7 and the High School Living Environment course to accelerated 8. My school is a high needs urban school with a highly diverse population. Prior to this, I worked for the pharmaceutical industry, did financial research, and taught Math.
We use an inquiry approach that allows students to build background knowledge before trying to tackle content. Most of my lessons will have a group activity, HOTS questioning and a reflection piece. We try to make science fun and keep students curious.
Toyota Tapestry Award Winner Nominee- NYS Teacher of the Year Educator of the Month- UCSD,
BS- Biology, Albany University - SUNY MS - Cognitive Education- Touro College
Formerly taught Math and was in pharmaceutical sales for twelve years. I returned to teaching as a second career and have no intention of ever leaving again. We are having fun.