Life of the School Podcast: The Podcast for Biology Teachers
About This Show
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
Most Recent Episode
LOTS 29: Valerie May
2 days ago
Valerie is a Biology teacher at Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT. Valerie was the 2014 Woodstock Academy Teacher of the Year, the 2015 NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher for the state of Connecticut, and the 2016 Connecticut Science Teacher Association's Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching award. Valerie is a member of the NABT/BSCS AP Biology Leadership Academy and an HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador and is a regular presenter at NABT and NSTA conferences. As part of her work for HHMI, Valerie spent ten days during the summer of 2016 in and around Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park leading a professional development course and learning about the park and its mission. Her teaching goal is to provide a supportive classroom where students struggle with biological concepts and grow as learners. Valerie’s essay on the role of struggle in the learning process was published in a Washington Post education blog in 2015. You can follow Valerie on twitter @valeriemay_may.