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My name is Jennifer Nester Griffin. I am a high school science teacher here at Swansboro High School in Swansboro, North Carolina. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from East Carolina University. In my science classroom I use an instructional pedagogy called "Modeling".
Modeling Instruction is a method of teaching in which students construct their own model of the physical world. Modeling is a student-centered process that allows students to create and manipulate concepts or ideas based on their own exploration.
The goals of modeling include, but are not limited to; improving the critical thinking skills of students, requiring students to reflect on their work and revise as needed, using multiple representations to describe a situation, working collaboratively with their peers and communicating their ideas supported by evidence.
I am also the Assistant Volleyball Coach. Come out and watch our Lady Pirates! JV games start at 4:30pm and Varsity games at 6:00 pm.