Making Molecular Movies: A Sample Lesson

Making Molecular Movies: A Sample Lesson

One lesson from the 2016-2017 school year that I am particularly proud of is the Napoleon’s Buttons Video Project designed for 10th grade introductory chemistry. Objective The purpose of this assignment was to build on our understanding of chemical structures by relating the structures of specific molecules to their reactivity, uses, and…

Student Diversity Leadership and People of Color Conference 2016

Student Diversity Leadership and People of Color Conference 2016

Student Diversity Leadership Conference This year, I was able to chaperone three Galloway students to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), which  is a multiracial and multicultural gathering of 9th-12th grade student leaders in independent schools from across the U.S.! During this three day conference, students participate in conversations and…

Exploring Le Châtelier’s Principle: A Sample Lesson

Exploring Le Châtelier’s Principle: A Sample Lesson

One of my professional goals for the 2016-2017 school year was to incorporate more discovery-oriented labs into the curriculum for my 10th grade introductory chemistry course. While “cookie-cutter labs” may reinforce concepts that have already been taught, “discovery labs” allow students to practice scientific thinking by experimenting with topics they are still…

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