Thursday, April 12, 2018

Teacher Feature - Mr. Wild!

Name: Bob Wild

Hometown: West Allis, WI

Position: Science Teacher

College(s) attended & degrees attained: University of Wisconsin - Madison BS Chemistry with a minor in Biology, MS Science Education

Years teaching: 24

Previous districts: Yorkville, Il : McFarland, WI: Coach Private School Istanbul, Turkey: Anglo American School of Moscow, Moscow, Russia: Ithaca SD, Ithaca, WI: Tashkent International School, Tashkent, Uzbekistan: American International School of Budapest, Budapest Hungary

Years at Deerfield: 8 months

What do you think makes Deerfield special? As a small school, stronger student-teacher-parent relationships can be developed. Students strengths and particular needs are better understood.

Hobbies and interests outside of education: Reading, cycling, hiking, cooking, traveling

What did you want to be when you grew up? Research scientist

What teams or clubs did you belong to in high school/college? Volleyball, tennis, science club, orchestra.

What’s on your bucket list? To visit all of the national parks in the US.

Is there a teaching tool you couldn’t live without? Physical tool: Vernier Graphical Analysis, Teaching tool: Whiteboarding activities to make thinking visual.

What are your goals for yourself/classroom this year? I wish to expand upon the course curriculum to make it appropriately challenging and interesting for the students at Deerfield HS. I want to make sure the experiences that students have in my class will serve them beyond their time at Deerfield HS.

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