I have 34 years of teaching experience and although I have taught several different subjects, the bulk of my experience is in teaching physical science to 7th & 8th graders and physics to 9th graders.
I prefer hands-on activities to spark interest - my favorite question from students is "why does that happen?" I want my students to talk to each other about what they are learning - and even argue about what they are seeing or what they believe is happening. I believe that humans learn more when they are relaxed and are able to laugh every once in a while. My classroom tends to be noisy and engaged during exploration - although as an introverted learner myself I recognize the need for internal processing so I also build in quiet learning time. :)
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B.S. - Stephen F Austin State University 1985 M.S. - University of Texas at Austin - Exercise Physiology 1992 M. Ed. - Educational Technology, University of Missouri 2009 Ed.S. in Educational Technology with an emphasis on Technology in Schools 2011
I've taught in Texas, New Mexico, and now in Colorado.
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Trigonometry, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Physical Education, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, End of Year