Chemical Education is very important to me. I am a teacher and a scholar. I work as a mentor to students inside and outside of the classroom and laboratory.
Involving Students in the Research Laboratory
Chemistry is not a spectator sport, in my opinion. It is difficult to appreciate chemistry unless you have actually conducted chemistry experiments. Being involved in the laboratory is another way to teach students chemistry and will much a more lasting effect than just seeing reactions on a page or learning a new theory.
Use of models in the classroom
- Molecular Models
- Solid-state Model Kits
Technology in the classroom
- Student Response Devices
Recent Conferences/Workshops Attended
- Conference on Classroom Response Systems, Louisville, KY JUN10
- NSF CWCS “Chemistry and Art” Workshop, Millersville, PA JUN09
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Teaching, Learning and Technology Fair, Edwardsville, IL APR09
- The Inaugural Conference on Classroom Response Systems: Innovations and Best Practices, Louisville, KY NOV08
- Getting Started on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Workshop for Faculty/Staff New to SoTL, JUL09
- They Don’t Make Students Like They Used To! Teaching and Learning with Millenials/Digital Natives JAN-MAR09
- ISU University-Wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning JAN09