About

profile square.jpg

I have been teaching science at Tartan High School located just outside of St. Paul, Minnesota since 2008.  I teach mostly Physics and AP Physics 1, with occasional sections of other courses including remedial chemistry and 9th grade physical & earth science. I’m particularly interested in educational equity, student thinking and reasoning,  and instruction that emphasizes science practices. A lot of my approach is influenced the Modeling Instruction curriculum. I’m also a PhD student in the University of Minnesota’s STEM education program.

My goal in writing this blog is to use it as a tool for reflection.  We’ve found our students develop a deeper understanding of material and retain new information longer when they have opportunities to reflect and self-assess on a regular basis.  By the same token, teachers learn and improve by taking the time to reflect on what happens in our classrooms and process the new things we are learning.

2018-2019 Teaching Load

AP Physics 1: year-long senior elective, taught as a first physics course

Physics: year-long senior elective

Chemistry Essentials: two trimesters, minimum option to meet graduation requirements

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s