I have been teaching chemistry for the past 39 years. I have taught over many different courses over the years but I consider my area to be Inorganic Chemistry. When I first began teaching I was just told what material to cover, and I did. I have developed my own way of teaching never having been formally trained as an educator. I find many of the concepts spoken about in the workshop I already implement to a large degree. I just did not know what to call them. Other parts of the material are totally new to me; these I find the most useful. I have joined this program in order to learn more about myself as an educator and thereby improve the techniques I utilize in order to ensure student learning.