I am a retired mechanical engineer who, upon retirement, became a middle and high school math and science teacher. I have taught 7th and 8th grade math and science and 9th grade math over the last 4 years.
I typically use a 4-prong approach to teaching math and science in my classroom: 1) 8 to 10 minute presentation (usually a ppt) to introduce a new math topic, 2) a guided notes paper with lots of blanks to be jointly completed by my students and me, 3) practice worksheets to reinforce the current concepts and confirm understanding and 4) multiple, relevant projects to connect the various math and science subjects to the real world. I use my Smartboard and document camera daily during class.
Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina
BS in Mechanical Engineering from N.C. State University and MS in Business Administration from Duke University
Lived and worked overseas 6-1/2 years designing and construction various energy facilities