Astrophotography on Instagram
When I travel out from NYC, I bring my cameras with me, hoping for starry nights.
Teacher Talk on Twitter
I believe that good teaching consists of excellent student-teacher rapport while immersing students in a subject with exemplary curriculum. Easier said than done. Most of us, even with great teacher preparation programs, learn these skills by trial and error. For me, Modeling Instruction gave me the framework for really making curricular ideas work. The student-centered nature of Modeling was instrumental in building rapport as well. More recently, I've implemented standards-based grading as a way to both improve learning results and to improve my rapport with students. I've learned a lot along the way but I still have lots to learn. I hope that the thoughts and resources I share on these pages will help you in developing your teaching craft as well.
I welcome your comments and questions! Message me on Twitter @SchoberScience. Over the years I have had such good mentors whose generosity, probing questions, patience, and advice has been immeasurable in helping me to become a better teacher. I'll do my best to return the favor.
Trinity School, NYC
Columbia Secondary School, NYC,
John Burroughs School, St. Louis
Past Chair, STEMteachersNYC
Past President, American Modeling Teacher's Association
Past Webmaster, St. Louis Area Physics Teachers
2017 Paul Zitzewitz Awardee for Excellence in Pre-College Teaching from the American Association of Physics Teachers
2009 Gene Fuchs award from the St. Louis Area Physics Teachers
2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
Member: AAPT, AMTA, AAAS
Major Workshops Led:
2000, ASU, Curriculum Development, Models of Light
2000, St. Louis, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Mechanics
2001, ASU, Curriculum Development, Models of Light
2002, St. Louis, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Mechanics
2004, FIU, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Models of Light
2005, FIU, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Electricity and Magnetism
2006, FIU, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Models of Light
2007, FIU, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Electricity and Magnetism
2010, UNM, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Mechanics
2010, ASU, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Models of Light
2012, STEMteachersNYC, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Mechanics
2013, STEMteachersNYC, Modeling Instruction in Physics, Electricity & Magnetism
2014, FIU, Modeling Leadership Workshop
2014 STEMteachersNYC, Modeling Instruction in Physics: Models of Light
2015 STEMteachersNYC, Curriculum Development Camp
2015 STEMteachersNYC, Modeling Leadership Workshop (x2); Curriculum Dev. Camp
2016 STEMteachersNYC, Introduction to Modeling; Curriculum Development Camp
2017 STEMteachersNYC, Standards Based Grading; Introduction to Modeling
2018-19 STEMteachersNYC, Standards Based Grading
2018 STEMteachersNYC & New Visions, Realigning Regents Physics Instruction to NGSS.
2020 STEMteachersNYC, Intro and Advanced Standards Based Grading
I participated in the Modeling Chemistry workshop in 2011, and Modeling Physics workshops in 1998 and 1999.