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Today's Teachers and Students


Kim Peji


TEL 111


Demographics of Chandler

- The average number of students per class is twenty-three.

- The demographic of students include 73.3% of students being White, 21.9% are Hispanic/Latino, 8.2% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 4..8% are African American, and 1.5% are American Indian/ Alaskan Native. The poverty rate in Chandler is 9.2%

- In Chandler, 57.8% of parents have an Associate’s degree or higher.

Chandler, Arizona

Being a Science Teacher in Chandler, Arizona

What does a typical day look like?

A typical day for a teacher starts with getting up at 5:30 am or earlier, and get ready for the day. The teacher usually arrives thirty minutes before their first class and starts prepping for that day.Before classes start the teacher review the day’s lesson, responds to e-mails from parents, enter grades, and help with any homework questions. When prep time arrives, the teacher will make copies of additional papers, check to see who has been absent and who needs to make-up work. During lunch time teachers continue to enter grades and grade assignments, and sometime supervise club meetings. After classes are over there is sometimes a department meeting, but on other days students come after school for tutoring and to get help with their assignments. Before leaving the teacher makes sure that the lab equipment and the lab are in working condition for the next day, and the assignments that are needed to be taken home, are taken home. Then at home, the teacher grades as many papers as they can.

Subject Content

The content taught will be Biology and Honors Biology, and any other science related classes such as General Science or Anatomy.

Topics include 

- Genetics   - Evolution

- Cells         - Adaptation

- Ecology    - Food Chain

Day as a Science Teacher VIdeo: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EuKt-TkJIE

The Students of Chandler


Emotional Development

At this age, students are becoming more independent. Relationship with peers becomes more crucial, and they are very self-conscious especially when it comes to the judgement of their own peers. This is all the age where they are trying to find their own identity. 

Intellectual Development 

At this age students are able to think more abstractly. They are able to see certain topics as not having a black and white or wrong and right answer. Students are also able to challenge and forge their own views on certain topics, as well as see the different view points of other people.

Physiological Development 

Physiological developments for these students include increase in weight, height, internal organs, and skeletal and muscular system. With the increase of the skeletal and muscular system problems with coordination also increase. This also the time where all students are going through puberty.

Social Development

Students at this age level are experiencing social development when it comes to self-worth, peer pressure, and cliques. Students at this age level need validation more from their peers more than anyone else. This can lead to being peer pressured into doing thing to make others like them, or to make a certain group of people like them.

Being a High School Student Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2y3iBieq8

Favorite Things

Students at this age have varying taste when it comes to their likes and dislikes. However, all of their interest will probably centralize more on much more mature and adolescent themes, unlike younger students. 

- Sports  (Football, Soccer, Basketball...)

- VIdeo Games

- Music

- Theater  

- Art