Going on 6 years of middle and high school science education. It is a compilation of mostly Biology and Life Science, but it also includes Physical Science, Earth Science, Forensic Science, General Science, and others. I have taught a variety of different students, including students with special needs, gifted, advanced, ELL/ESOL, mainstream, remedial, and inclusion.
I would classify my teaching style as student-centered, inquiry-based, differentiated instruction. (Phew...that's a mouthful!) All that means is that I focus on my students DOING the work in class; I'm not lecturing, that is student-centered. It is inquiry-based or problem-based because students learn through experience and solving the problems themselves; I don't lecture to them or just provide them with the information. They must explore the world to figure out how it works. My lessons are naturally designed to have differentiation built into them; they may only require slight modifications for students with question altering and factors similar to that. The other style that I use in my classroom is a Flipped Classroom. I do not lecture to students; they are provided with a video to watch on their own time as an alternative to lecturing in class. I make the presentations, videos, and notes for my students.
NSTA member; NVWP teacher consultant, certified in Personal Finance Education
B.S. in Biochemistry, minor in Russian; MEd
I would like to develop a curriculum for Environmental Management; a course where students would work on planning and developing within urban confines using finance as the basis for building a sustainable and reliable area.