Curriculum & Instruction

Beginning in 2019, Robert decided to pursue a new career in teaching. Since starting preparatory studies, he's nearly completed a second graduate degree; a Master of Education concentrated in Curriculum and Instruction. Robert is presently in the final term of this demanding program, which includes extensive fieldwork, observation time, and an extended internship at several local high schools. Some of the material below is representative of the work Robert has produced while matriculated in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Houston Baptist University.

Teach Texas History

Although relatively new to the public school system and teaching high school students, Robert has spent over 20 years instructing and educating young adults, both in and out of uniform, about a variety of technical and academic subjects. In performing face-to-face instruction in a variety of challenging environments he's learned, perhaps more than anything else, that setting the example is paramount in capturing the attention and respect of his students. Robert therefore strives to lead a lifestyle, both in and out of the classroom, that emphasizes intellectual, physical, and spiritual wellness. He works hard to instill these virtues in all of his students, while celebrating their individual differences, to shape them into solid citizens, tolerant thinkers, and competent leaders for tomorrow.

Teaching with Technology: Then, Now, and Beyond

Like technology, or perhaps because of it, American society is undeniably moving at breakneck speed... In of itself, technology is a broad term—one that could potentially lead an unwary author and his or her unassuming audience down a figurative rabbit hole of no return... [T]he present inquiry shall be confined to the role of technology in education over the last 30 years—a span of time characterized by the emergence and exponential growth of the Internet, which spurred unprecedented socioeconomic change and educational reform in the United States.

Unit Plan: Seventh Grade Texas History – “Unit 3: Mexican Texas, 1821 – 1836”

Regardless of how teachers approach the matter, establishing a rationale for studying history is paramount to student success. By extension, educators must also venerate the related social sciences, which complement and enhance many of the cognitive processes commonly used in other disciplines, such as mathematics, the performing arts, or any number of the physical sciences.

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