Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
After earning a degree in physics, I started down the path of education. I've taught high school science at various levels in a variety of places around the world: New Mexico, England, and here in Minnesota. Additionally, I've worked in various galleries at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
In addition to teaching, I'm an avid SciFi fan with Doctor Who ranking at the top. I also love dancing of any sort, but my specialty is tap dance. I practice archery, drawing, and cross stitch as well.
I am a science teacher, currently teaching Physics 9 in Fridley, MN. I previously taught 7-12 sciences in a K-12 school in Orr, MN. I am interested in access and equity issues in education, Standards-Based Assessment and Grading, and the use of instructional technologies. I have assisted with professional development on a variety of topics, and have recently completed a summer fellowship with the Professional Development department at the Science Museum of Minnesota. I am a union leader and serve as an At-Large member of the educator labor union, Education Minnesota. "Everybody's a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid."
After teaching Physics, Chemistry and 9th Physical Science for 37 years (whew!!), I retired in the spring of 2011. I taught at Mt. Lake HS, a smaller school. In that environment, one must be creative and flexible, since you are the physical science dept. We also had one person who was the biological science dept. Even though I usually had four or five different preps each day, I really enjoyed the small school atmosphere. Teachers are able to build strong relationships with the students, and their parents. Our two daughters felt their educational experiences in a small HS was a real benefit as they continued on through their college careers. My parents were teachers. My wife is a special ed teacher. And now our oldest daughter is in her fifth year of teaching. (Must be in the genetics!) I play the guitar and bass guitar. During the summer you will find me in the garden or riding motorcycle. In the winter I will be in my wood shop, working on one sort of project or another.
Hello! Anthony here! I hold degrees in Education with a Specialization in Mathematics, as well as in German Studies, both from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I am licensed to teach mathematics in the state and Minnesota, and am currently enrolled in a Masters of Education program specializing in Instructional Design for Online Learning. My program is through Capella University. My educational experiences are varied. In addition to working in Duluth Public Schools, I have worked as a Tutor with the AVID program in the Saint Paul Public Schools, as well as a Math Teacher and Department Lead for LearningWorks at Blake, an enrichment program for middle schoolers in Minneapolis Public Schools. I began contracting for Sophia in October 2011, and have enjoyed every minute. I authored content for the Sophia Pathways, helped organize the taxonomy for the many different levels of math we have on the site, and reviewed many of the quiz items you see next to our math concepts. I have also authored some screencasts for our College Algebra Pathway. I'm currently working for Sophia as an Academic Support Coordinator for Sophia Pathways for College Credit. I help facilitate the production and review of the video tutorials that go into our SPCC courses. I get to use technology everyday to reach teachers and learners around the globe. Plus, I'm always exercising and learning new skills. Could it get any better?