Physics, Physical Science, Engineering, Knowledge Bowl, Academic Triathlon, Science Olympiad, Dungeons & Dragons
I came into teaching a little differently than many people, and hopefully that will add some interest for students along the way. I graduated with a BS in physics from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and got a MS in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. I worked as an engineer designing high speed fiber optic communications equipment in Rochester for six years but then decided a change was due. I'd considered teaching before, and I've found my new career both rewarding and fun.
I live in Rochester with my wife, daughter, and three cats. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, wood working, reading, biking, hiking, and video games.
My teaching philosophy is that kids learn best by direct experience and are most engaged with a subject when they're having fun with it. Physical Science, Physics, and Principles of Engineering are full of hands-on activities that (hopefully) spark curiosity and interest in the science behind the labs. I also organize and coach Knowledge Bowl, Academic Triathlon, Science Olympiad, and the Dungeons & Dragons club.
Classroom phone: 507-533-1624 (best to call before/after school or during Prep time)
Google Voice: 507-944-0757 (useful for snow days)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred communication tool)
Hr 1 7:50-8:38 Physical Science
Hr 2 8:42-9:30 Physical Science
Hr 3 9:38-10:26 Physical Science
Hr 4 10:30-11:18 Physics
Hr 5 11:20-12:22 Homeroom/Lunch Duty
Hr 6 12:26-1:13 Lunch
Hr 7 1:17-2:04 Prep time
Hr 8 2:08-2:55 Physical Science
Give yourself a good chance to succeed.
1. Come to class prepared
- Assignments are completed
- Notebook and pencil are out
- Computer is charged
- Calculator is handy
2. Respect yourselves, your teacher, and your classmates
- Keep your phone and other devices away
- Don't talk over your teacher
- Treat others with kindness