Welcome to the Just Science website for all science courses with instructor Mrs. Haywood-Johnson. Let me start off by saying this is my second year teaching at Robert E. Lee High School have been interesting to say the least, the amount of School Spirit that fills the halls is extremely impressive. As the number of schedule changes dwindle and we settle more into the routine of things I strongly believe we can honestly continue to carry the torch of success that REL has rightfully obtained.
I look forward to the rest of the year hopefully sparking an interest for some students in the field of science as well as a social awareness to how science is associated with their everyday lives. By utilizing this website, I anticipate we have a fighting chance at being successful at the completion of School Year 2015-2016. This site will host all of our classes resources: video lectures, presentations, links, and much more. It is intended to allow for more student-focus teaching in that we do not spend time in class going through teacher-centered explanations (lecture), this resource acts more as a student text and set of provocations for discussion and inquiry. I am confident that these tools will prepare students for the Biology End-of-Course examination in May as well as provide them the necessary tools to acquire the required credits for promotion.
Personal Mission Statement I aspire to be a committed and enthusiastic educator, I will inspire students. My mission is to spark an interest in new subjects and help students of all moralities delve into topics they are already curious about. Through positive encouragement, high expectations, and active participation, my ultimate goal is to make a difference--instilling a love of learning in all areas of life.
The following supplies are required for course and laboratory investigations. (If any student is unable to purchase these supplies please inform your teacher during the first two weeks of class) 2-1 subject spiral notebook (80-100 pages) 1-Pack of colored pencils/markers 1-2 inch 3 ring binder 2-different color highlighters 1-2 pocket report folder with prongs 2-glue sticks 1-pack of blue & black ink pens 1-pack of #2 pencils 1-Composition Notebook College Ruled paper *Highly recommended: 2GB USB/Flashdrive