I like to jump in and be adventurous with my teaching. I find areas of student needs and look for innovative ways to meet those needs. I am not afraid to try something new if I have supportive evidence that it can work. I believe that every student has the potential to enjoy learning any subject. For them to be interested and provide effort, they need to be engaged in meaningful and supportive environment. I utilize problem-based learning, student teaching projects, inquiry labs, modeling, and group projects to facilitate this environment.
Feel free to look around. Use the headings above to navigate the site. Check out the Learning Environments pages to see what is going on in our classroom and the Student Showcase to see what some of the students are working on. My contact information is in the upper right corner. Let me know what you think.
Creating My Portfolio
I decided to focus on the teaching situations I have engineered for my students and their results. I could go on to talk about the pedagogy, my design process, the assessment cycle and so on, but everyone has their own teaching style and I would not want to take away from that. My thinking was that I would show you the end results and if you like them, you could seek to get there in your own way or e-mail me with any questions. It was challenging to decide what to display and how to do that effectively so I would be able to make my point, but here it goes. Any feedback would be appreciated and questions are welcome.