I have been a science teacher in an urban School District for 7 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to experience teaching within classrooms at all levels of performance abilities, including full inclusion, and highly advanced classes.
I have taught middle school science (both the 7th and 8th grade) and at the high school level (9th to 12th grade science) including Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physical Science
I have a PA Professional Certification in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Health Education.
I really do mix it up.
I try to create as many different types of lessons as I can because I know that when I was younger I learned differently from most other people. I love to use short videos showing scientific processes, create PowerPoint presentations, lab experiments, have students role play and present projects, play science songs; oh yes, I also lecture sometimes as well.
From the Pennsylvania State University:
Deans list for superior academic achievement during the Spring Semester, 2006
From Arcadia University Upon Completion of My Masters Degree:
Graduation with Distinction – Upon completion of the Degree of Master of Education
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I have an interest in almost everything and anything!
Astronomy (I have two telescopes)
Music (I play the Piano and Saxophone)
Sports (I've played on teams)
Programming (I've started & programmed multiple websites)
Animating (I've animated short movies and games)
Horses (I horse back ride when I can)
Collections (I have an extensive coin and baseball card collection)
Gaming (Favorite Games: Halo & the original Legend of Zelda)
Reading (Favorite Books: "Bad Astronomy" & "Of Mice and Men")
Magic (Came up with many original card tricks)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Statistics, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History