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Paul Gto Briones is a seasoned science teacher/coach/performer/songwriter/musician. His venues include special gala's, high school assemblies, college fun days, & festivals."
Can Science be Fun, Interactive, Educational, and Entertaining?" The answer to that question is YES, but much has to be done to even the playing field for everyone in Science Education across the United States and the world!
The way Carlos Santana and Bob Marley brought conscienouness to the masses thru their music, Paul Gto Briones is doing the same with his simple way of teaching called BRIONES MILC. Paul uses Reggae, R & B, Hip-Hop, Latino, and Blues-Rock Original Music to engage his students thru a strategy called "Lesson In The Lyric!" Since day one of his science teaching career, Paul Gto Briones has been a student-centered teacher whose teaching strategies are affirmed by the current science education research.
Educational Gurus like the Director of Project Zero in Boston says "June 25, 2012: "Dear Paul, I have seen various efforts to monitor intelligences and I think that yours is among the best." Howard Gardner Ph. D. Professor of Psychology: Director of Project Zero, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Paul Gto Briones reaches his students at their cultural roots thru the music he uses in the classroom. Once that cultural connection is made, the lesson flows like water.
Why is Paul Gto Briones so passionate about leveling the playing field in Science? As the son of a Farm Worker who worked for Agricultural Icons in Reeves and Presidio Counties of West Texas, Paul always saw the lack of EQUITY that underprivileged youth have! In 1973, when Paul attended San Jose State University for a short Athletic Training Session and was energized by Luis Valdez's "Teatro Campesino," the Speeches of Cesar Chavez, and the San Francisco Sound of Santana, MALO, SAPO, and Azteca, Paul returned to West Texas a changed young man! At his first teaching position in 1978, he confronted his first administrator who was a bigot and yelled at students and teachers for speaking Spanish! Also as a reporter for the local newspaper, he took a picture of the administrator pointing at a Hispanic Board Member yelling at the school board member that "Spanish, would never be spoken at that high school!" Since that experience, Paul knew the playing field was not leveled for minorities and other subgroups!
Paul Gto Briones' goal is to get local school boards to "culturize" their science curriculum! This will only take place through intelligent information, innovation, and a willingness to change! All involved must create curriculum and cultural engagement activities that will engage the learner at his or her level!