Home Page for Dr. Toby
(updated October 28, 2008)
You are here! http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/horn
Let's explore the iceberg together!
Bloom's Taxonomy illustrates the deeper levels of knowledge we need and need to impart to our students (critical thinking)
DCBiotech Presentations at NABT
Dr. Toby's POV/IMHO
Our subject knowledge should be like an iceberg. What we teach may look like the surface, but our power to help novices to learn comes from those depths of our own understanding that we can draw upon to optimize our "teachable moments" to pique interest, help students to connect, or "see" things in a different way.
Our interaction with students should be like a gardener germinating seeds. Sometimes we have to cajole the students to help them along, but we support and nurture them to their unique flowerings.
Start the school year off right:
Approach to Students
Science of Avocado Seed
From the National Research Council
Toby's web pages
Advanced Placement Institute for Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science (2003)
Dr. Toby is a scientist who became a high school teacher. Links for scientists considering pre-college teaching.
- Also consider this POV on the two cultures of scientist and science teacher.
Web sites I visit often include:National Center for Biotechnology Information, BLAST, Protein Data Bank, Snow Crystals, NABT, NSTA, Google Search engine for images, and Barry's ClipArt