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Warren G. Phillips Brain-based teaching strategies

About Warren G. Phillips

2012-10-02 13.33.42Warren G. Phillips is a National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee and workshop presenter who has taught seventh grade science & service learning for 40 years. He has a B.A. in Earth Sciences, an M.A.T. in Teaching Physical Sciences and an M. ED. in Instructional Technology from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. In 1999, he was selected as a PALMS teacher leader. He’s a contributing writer for the Prentice-Hall Science Explorer series and has written curriculum for Northeastern University’s Project SEED and the Plymouth Public Schools science curriculum. He’s also a certified JASON Project teacher trainer. He passed the teaching certification given by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2000. Warren was selected as a finalist for the Massachusetts Presidential award in 2001, 2002, and 2003.

       He was “Teacher of the Year” in Time For Kids/Chevrolet Teaching Excellence Award in 2002, winning a Chevy Malibu and $2000 for his classroom. He won the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council’s Above and Beyond Award in 2002 and 2003. He has been appointed to the advisory board of Docutek, a web portal used for school-parent-teacher communication. Warren was a semi-finalist in Technology and Learning’s Ed Tech Leader of the Year for 2003. In 2004, he was selected for a DisneyHand Teaching Award, honoring creativity in teaching. From the 39 DisneyHand teachers, he was selected as Middle School Teacher of the Year, an honor he treasures. He was a guest on the Tony Danza Show. In 2005, Warren was selected as a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Click here to read his diary about the experience. His essay about teaching is featured in the NSTA monograph entitled Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories. In 2006, he was named as a member of the USA Today All-USA Teaching Team . Only 20 teachers nation-wide were chosen.

      Warren was also selected as the Massachusetts Science Teacher of the Year for Plymouth County in 2006, and also earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award . He appeared in a commercial for Bridgewater State College. In June of 2008 , Warrren went to Kenya studying Elephants on an earthwatch fellowship! He was recently inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educators Hall Of Fame. He is a contributing author in a new uplifting book about teaching called Today, I Made A Difference.

   In June, 2010, Warren was one of five teachers inducted into the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas. He’s only the second Massachusetts teacher in the Hall of Fame! Here’s a nice article about it from a local newspaper. He’s co-authored a brain-based book called Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites, published in November, 2010. Warren currently travels around the country doing workshops and professional development for Sing Along Science and


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