Jasmine Mathew

Entering my eight year at Kaiser High School as a science teacher in Honolulu. Excited to continue distance teaching Biology, Chemistry and be the advisor for the Class of 2023 this 20'-21' school year. My first decade, after college where I earned a bachelors in Communications at Gannon University in Erie, PA, I was in the financial field as a stockbroker and internal wholesaler for an exchange trading fund company. I have coached high school and college women's lacrosse in Oregon and Pennsylvania. I've taught AP Chem, Marine Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, English, Life Science, Algebra and Photography in the past 9 years of teaching. I have been club advisor for Film and Medical Clubs. Pacific Asian Affairs Counsel teacher 2019-2020 at Kaiser high.




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Recent Posts by Jasmine

Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:18 PM in Field Trips
Last school year I was able to bring Marine science students (3 classes ) to coconut island in kaneohe, HI.  THey have a wonderful lab set up where students are able to view plankton under high magnifications as well as an opportunity to sort therough a sample of ocean into the many species. They also got to see the shark enclosures.    The students said it was a life changing experience.  Our 9t...

Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:07 PM in social distancing in a science lab
https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Framework%20for%20Returning%20to%20Classroom%20Instruction%20UPDATE%207-17%20%284%29.pdf http://www.p12.nysed.gov/psc/aboutcharterschools/lawsandregs/covid19.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/lab-safety-practices.html Interesting to see different state approaches to in person labs while keeping 6 feet ...

Recent Reviews by Jasmine

Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:39 PM
5 Better Designing investigations
A great alternative to the same old labs. Reading out loud, and voicing student opinions based on evidence, is brought out in this teaching method of argument driven Inquiry in Biology. Engaging students in their learning and addressing their own interests in science will help for students to deepen their understanding of different biology concepts. For instance, by collecting actual data of Great White shark migrations, students will be able to better understand why Great White sharks travel long distances. Using cross cutting concepts, scientific processes, literacy and math connections to investigate and argue answers narrowing their reasons based on relevant actual data.

Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:48 PM
5 Family Science Fun
Engaging the entire families of my students would be fun to bring students and families together on zoom to attempt these activities. Having a scavenger hunt breakout room with science trivia and modeling science concepts where families compete against each other are especially fun to build student enthusiasm for students. I would like to fire up my students about science this year whether we meet in person or work virtually. Looking forward to trying some of these activities with my students this year in Bio and Chem. Activity materials lists and teacher background are available for some activities.

Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:39 PM
5 Create Family Fun nights over zoom
This article is full of fun ways to create enthusiasm for science amongst my students. It would be awesome to host a family science night with students in our classes and their families where they may compete in trivia, break out room scavenger hunts and creating science models competition with household items. I was thinking of incorporating this into my classes, for them to compete against each other or amongst families using zoom. Lists of materials needed and teacher background are provided here.

Recent Public Collections by Jasmine

Journal Articles

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Point of View: The First Day
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Analyzing DNA in a High School Laboratory: Students study the genetics of sage grouse
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Making Sense of Natural Selection
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Theories, Laws, and Hypotheses
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Biology Genetics

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Analyzing DNA in a High School Laboratory: Students study the genetics of sage grouse
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Idea Bank: Creating "Animers" and Genetics Game
Type: Journal Article