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Oct 19, 2012 The of . Teaching. Chemistry. Up, up and away…. Lesson for Teachers : It is important for teachers to set the bar very low… … when they are teaching students to limbo dance! “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre."

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Oct 19, 2012

The of




Up, up and away…

Lesson for Teachers: It is important for teachers to set the bar very low…

… when they are teaching students to limbo dance!

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre."

– Gail Goldwin


Can a gas be poured?

Lesson for Teachers: The effect that you have on your students may be inperceivableat first, but be aware that this effect runs deep and that it has the potential to ignite at any time!

“Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” – Henry B. Adams


Can sound be poured?

Lesson for Teachers: Asking good questions is the surest way to spark a student’s curiosity. Having all the answers is the surest way to extinguish it.

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”

– Lloyd Alexander


Lights Out!

Lesson for Teachers:

Patience is everything!

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”

– Isaac Newton


Carbide Cannon

Lesson for Teachers: If a little is good…

more is not always better!

“My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.”

– Robert Maynard Hutchins


Talking Funny

Lesson for Teachers:

Imagine how the world would be if everybody aspired to be a chemistry teacher.





“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.”– Joseph Campbell


Whoosh Bottle

Lesson for Teachers: Expect the unexpected.

During your first period class, a lesson will work perfectly. During your second period class, that exact same lesson will fail miserably.

Get used to it…

“Success is a lousy teacher.

It seduces smart people into

thinking they can’t lose.”

– Bill Gates


Smashing Spheres

Lesson for Teachers: Sometimes the most mundane subject matter can be made spectacular… if you approach it from the right angle.

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."

– Horace Mann


Crystal ball

Lesson for Teacher:

To teach a child, sometimes it helps to act like a child!

Children are always the

only future the human race has;

teach them well. – Anon


Dragon’s Breath

Lesson for Teacher:

Take pride in every little thing you do. That lets the students know they are worthy of your very best effort.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." – Albert Einstein


Methane Mamba

Lesson for Teachers: Do not teach the curriculum and work your passions into the margins… Teach your passions and let them guide you through the essential questions.

“The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.” – Meladee McCarty


Robert Becker Kirkwood High School 801 West Essex Ave Kirkwood, MO 63122