Hello! My name is Zachary Sylvester and I am very excited about starting my first year of teaching at JLHS! This is my fourth year of being a high school biology educator. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology and my Master's degree in Science Education from Rutgers University. My passion for teaching has been rooted in engendering a generation of students who have the critical thinking skills and scientific literary competency to navigate a continuously evolving world. I specialize in facilitating model-based inquiry lessons where student engagement and collaboration are at the forefront of my classroom. The best way for students to learn science is to actually engage in scientific practices and foster a community of learners that embodies the norms of an authentic science community. All students have the ability to learn science once they remember how to tap into their childlike wonder and curiosity.
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