Laura Layne Boon

Phone: 806-543-0206 / 903-262-2625 ext 4672

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science Teaching Certificate - Composite Sciences (7-12)

Laura Layne Boon

Physics & Forensic Science Teacher

Robert E. Lee High School

Engaging, Empowering and Energizing Students to Learn!

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Tutorials (2018-2019):

Every morning -  begining at 7:30

Afternoon Tutorials will be announced for the following week every Friday!

By appointment - schedule with me for other times

 

Class Schedule:

1st Period (8:15 - 9:02) - Conference

2nd Period (9:07 - 9:57) - Forensic Science

3rd Period (10:02 - 10:49) - Physics

4th Period (10:54 - 12:32) - Forensic Science

5th Period (12:37 - 1:24) - PLC

6th Period (1:29 - 2:16) - Forensic Science

7th Period (2:21 - 3:08) - Physics

8th Period (3:13 - 4:00) - Physics

 

 

Teaching Philosophy

My passion is science.  I want to spark an interest in science for all students.

Science is meant to be intriguing and exciting.  So many times, science has been dulled-down by textbooks and lectures.  These are important aspects of learning, but it should not take over the nature of the subject.  My goal is to create an interest in my students to continually ask questions and want to know more.  The nature of science is built on the principle of explaining what is unknown and wanting to know more about curious subjects that relate to the world around us.

 

I plan to utilize everything I learned working for The Ken Blanchard Companies in my classroom.  The common themes of the development business are leadership, teamwork and encouragement.  I will teach my students not only when to lead but when to let others take the lead.  My students will learn to help others as well as recognize when they need help and how to ask for it.  I will encourage them with positive reinforcement and the proper level of support.  I believe my role will not only include curriculum based instruction but also teaching students to have positive interactions with others.  I practice and implement effective communication skills to encourage students to transform into positive contributors of society.  My goal is for my students to become adults who can be effective learners in a higher education institution as well as in the workplace by being able to adapt to change and follow direction.

 

As a teacher, I like to enhance learning by taking into consideration the physiology of the brain.  The limbic system in the forebrain is a group of structures that are responsible for acquiring and retaining knowledge by turning short term memories into long term memories.  It is also the area that controls our emotions, emotional reactions, motivation and behavior.  Studies have shown that learning is much more affective when stress is low and the learning environment is a calm one.  I organize my classroom to maintain a peripheral environment that supports the learning process by keeping a clean and well-kept space with visual aids and clear objectives.  I establish a classroom attitude and behavior plan that will support learning by keeping emotions calm and without added stress or negativity.  Science is fun, so I try to bring my positive and goofy attitude out as much as possible to keep the mood light and enjoyable.