Category Archives: Modeler’s stories

“Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry”

TSIN logoExcerpt from ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub

By Gerri St. Clair, Chemistry Teacher, Sullivan South High School, Kingsport, TN

Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry

I have taught Chemistry at Sullivan South High School for 20+ years and nothing has changed my style of teaching more than attending the Modeling Chemistry workshops for 10 days each in June 2012 and June 2013 at East Tennessee State University. Continue reading “Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry”

A modeler’s tale…

I need to share a modeling success story.  Rich McNamara and Kelli Gamez Warble told us in their modeling course of a highly skilled and respected modeler who tells his students that his job is make himself “obsolete” by the end of the year.  I have adopted the same philosophical goal with my teaching as well.  It’s a lofty and worthy goal that will make me stretch, but is it attainable for others? Continue reading A modeler’s tale…