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Hi ! Thanks for visiting my Science Home Page!! My name is Warren Phillips. I have been married for 40 years to my high school sweetheart. My wife Karen (Peachblossom) and I have 2 children, Jeffrey and Kristin. We had a great dog named Kiwi. My hobbies include music (keyboard and guitar), carpentry, and gardening. Click here to see my Japanese water garden! Take a virtual tour of the garden by clicking here!  One of my favorite places is in Maine, where we vacation every summer. Take a virtual tour of my classroom by clicking here!

Biographical Information:
Mr. Phillips is a workshop presenter who taught seventh grade science & service learning in Plymouth for 35 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 .

In 2007, he was inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educators Hall Of Fame. He appeared in a commercial for Bridgewater State University. In June of 2008 , Warrren went to Kenya studying Elephants on an earthwatch fellowship! 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! Here's a nice article about it from a local newspaper. In 2013, he won the president's award for achievement in education from Bridgewater State University.

He is a contributing author in a new uplifting book about teaching called Today, I Made A Difference. Warren co-authored a brain-based book called Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, published in November, 2010. He currently teaches in Kingston, MA. and travels around the country doing workshops and professional development for Sing Along Science, Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, and developingmindsinc.com

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After teaching science for 30 years, Warren created and started teaching a science-based service learning class for the last 5 years which he called HOWL (Helping Others While Learning). These students started a recycling program that has won an Environmental Eagle Award from the State of Massachusetts for the past four years. Warren's teaching duties include garden club advisor, Project Teamwork coordinator, Cable TV News Producer, and coordinator of a 3-day, 2-night outdoor education field trip for 400+ students (More than 13,000 students have attended!). His students have won awards at the Invention Convention for the past four years. He has also produced 3 CD's of Science Songs entitled Sing-A-Long Science ,Sing-A-Long Science--The Sequel, and Sing-A-Long Science--The Second Sequel.

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