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Subjects Taught
Chemistry A, Chemistry H

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey



Experience

Mr. Miller is in his 8th year teaching science at Pitman High School. Before becoming a teacher, he was a doctoral candidate at Thomas Jefferson University studying the field of teratology. While at Jefferson, he found a joy for teaching while functioning as a graduate assistant. He has been quoted saying, "I never really found myself until I found teaching."

During the summer of 2011, Mr. Miller attended a two week summer workshop in Louisiana to develop his craft. The workshop focused on the modeling method of teaching Chemistry. Modeling is a teaching technique that focuses on the student experiencing chemistry as a scientist would experience it. The student first encounters a concept with an experiement or demo, than observations and data are compared with other student's results to analyze and develop the concept. Finally, quantitative aspects of the concept are explored. The learning process is driven by the Socratic Method and student created whiteboards. Mr Miller enjoyed his experience to the extent that he returned to Louisiana during the summer of 2012 as a modeling instructor. More info on modeling can be found on the Arizona State University Website - http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html



Bio

 Mr. Miller is a graduate of Paulsboro High School and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  He is a Pitman resident and coaches spring track and football at PHS.  Go Panthers!  His family recently welcomed a new edition in the birth of their second son.  He is also a huge football fan...specifically a Chicago Bears fan...Go Bears!