About Me

Hello and welcome!

I'm Karen.  Thank you for stopping by.  I'm a chemistry teacher from New Jersey that has almost 10 years experience teaching high school - and I LOVE IT.  I have experience teaching many classes including: physical science, biology, academic chemistry, honors chemistry, and advanced placement chemistry.  I love all content areas, but chemistry is by far my favorite.

I would describe my teaching style as half student-centered, half teacher-centered.  I greatly enjoy using guided inquiry, labs, and activities to get my students thinking.  I also love creating power points with amazing graphics, animations, and video clips.  I invest a great deal of time in my classroom environment, and year after year I am complimented on my use of instructional time and rapport with students.  Students love organized teachers - even though they probably don't want to admit it!

I may make teaching chemistry look easy, however it hasn't always been this way.  To be honest, if it weren't for those mentors {Shout out to Mrs. Kearney!} who inspired me, believed in me, and shared their lesson plans once or twice,  I certainly wouldn't be here today.

Still there?  OK, good!

Which brings me to my next fun fact.  Besides teaching, I am also a teacher author on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT).  TpT is a remarkable company that has not only helped my family and I financially, but it has allowed me to build wonderful, collaborative, and professional relationships with teachers all over the world.  It has truly changed the way I think about science teaching and inspires me to try new lessons/activities on a regular basis.  The driving force behind why I started my store was to help those teachers who struggle to do the necessities of life like eating and sleeping during their first years of teaching.  I think all teachers want to plan professional looking and engaging lessons, but we have a lot on our plates.  That's what I love so much about my store.  I take the guesswork out of teaching by providing quality lessons and labs that actually work and help your students understand the content as painlessly as possible.

So that's about it for me.  Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me, and I hope to see a few comments from you on my blog posts from time to time.  Want to collaborate with me?  On the twitter or facebook links in the menu above,

Happy teaching!

Karen (aka MsRazz ChemClass)

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