Teaching Practices

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…

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…

My Classroom Management Style

My Classroom Management Style

Discussing Expectations My classroom management style is characterized by mutual respect and understanding between the student and teacher. On the first day of a new semester, I talk with my students about the rules they are expected to follow. Moreover, we discuss the consequences they will face (individually and collectively)…

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