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J.R. teaches science to English Language Learners at Abell Junior High School. He has been teaching since 2013.
I love the camaraderie.
I did my student teaching at Abell and never left. I fell in love with the culture and campus. I love the camaraderie. My first year of teaching, I had all these veteran teachers coming by and saying, "How are you doing? Can I help?" Now that I'm no longer the newbie, I do that for the new teachers.
I bring learning alive through technology.
In my classroom, I use technology to bring my lessons to life. When we do dissections, for example, I have my students explore the organs through an interactive computer program. I don’t want them to just see what a blood vein looks like; I want them to see how blood pumps through the body. It's not enough to simply talk about how food is processed; I want to show my students what it looks like.