Natural Science Teacher
Educational Technology Specialist
“Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That's a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don't know what you're doing.” ~Neil deGrasse Tyson, On Literacy, Curiosity, Education, And Being 'In Your Face, February 25, 2010~
Tim is a natural science teacher who is committed to inquiry teaching, task based assessment, and educational technology integration. As a teacher leader and leadership scholar, Tim is passionate about promoting continuous school improvement through data analysis and systems design. Tim is also a husband, a father, and a competitive martial artist.
Tim believes that the primary goal of education should be the development and deepening of student understanding. Students reveal their understanding most effectively when they are provided with opportunities to ask questions and explore answers to those questions. Through effective use of technology, students can personalize their educational experience. By using culturally responsive teaching practices, Tim envisions schools in which all stakeholders learn to act with integrity, increase their resiliency, and respect diversity.
Tim is a cofounder of EdxEd, a professional learning conference for educators run by educators from Hudson High School of Learning Technologies, a public high school in New York City. Tim is also a board member of Innovating Ed, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering New York City educators and students to create their own innovative and engaging programs for today's modern learners and future global citizens.