I am beginning my 30th year in science education and my 25th year at La Salle High School, Pasadena. I have spent the last twenty years as the science department chair and I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Science. I am a certified Smart Notebook trainer and have spent the last five years training other teachers in the utilization of SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. I am passionate about teaching and learning. I love to share what I do in the classroom and have presented workshops on "Dynamic Teaching in the Block Schedule", "Teaching to the Left and Right Brain", and "Teaching the Six C's (Think Critically, Communicate Clearly, Work Collaboratively, Embrace Culture, Develop Creativity and Utilize Connectivity) in Science" and "Low Budget Manipulatives for Teaching Stoichiometry." smarterteacher.blogspot.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.youtube.com/user/SMARTERTEACHER?feature=mhee
I teach based upon the six C's: Think Critically, Communicate Clearly, Work Collaboratively, Embrace Culture, Develop Creativity and Utilize Connectivity. I utilize every avenue available to me both in and out of the classroom to get my students to maximize thier potential. I follow the definition of success as outlined by the late great John Wooden. "Success is peace of mind which is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming."
La Sallian Educator of the Year 2003 Signum Fidei Award 1993, 2003, 2010 Bene Merenti Award 2005 Brother Mel Anderson Award 2004 CIF-SS Coach of the Year 1996 San Gabriel Valley Coach of the Year 1996
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education CSULA - Master of Arts Educational Administration Concordia University
I am a certified SMART Notebook and SMART Response trainer. I provide professional development workshops for teachers: Dynamic Teaching in the Block, Teaching the Multiple Intelligences in the Science Classroom, Teaching to Both Sides of the Brain and Teaching the Six C's, Think Critically, Communicate Clearly, Work Collaboratively, Embrace Culture, Develop Creativity and Utilize Connectivity. I presented a workshops at the CSTA Conference in San Jose in October 2012 and Palm Springs 2013.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, PreCalculus, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, World Language, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Presidents' Day, For All Subjects