Standards Based Grading
Gerard Vargas sharing standards based assessment strategies with teachers and administrators
Inquiry strategies teachers can use to increase engagement and knowledge retention
The super tutor program can take learning to a whole new level for all learners
Gerard Vargas teaching biology students at Animo Leadership Charter High School
Teacher of the year speech
Gerard Vargas delivering his teacher of the year speech at Loyola Marymount University
The 5E Learning model stimulates high levels of cognitive engagement and fosters a collaborative learning environment
Gerard Vargas setting up a learning experience in his classroom.
Brain Based teaching is essential in today's learning environment. Students must learn the way their brain was designed to learn.
Teacher of the Year Honors
Teacher of the year! Sigma Xi, the official national fraternity of noble prize winners in science, honored Gerard Vargas with the Teacher of the Year aware for his exemplary teaching in inner city schools
Hi there! My names is Gerard Vargas and I am honored to have you visit my site to look for education solutions for yourself, your students, or your company. My entire life has been devoted to helping students and families achieve high levels of academic success.
I taught science for 12 years at Animo Leadership Charter High School and taught science methods courses at Loyola Marymount University. I am a science curriculum specialist for Green Dot Public Schools and education consultant for many districts in California. I was a distinguished teacher of the year recipient and I train teachers at education conferences around the nation. I've trained thousands of teachers and students how to improve their memory, reading and writing skills, study habits, motivation, and overall academic achievement. Browse the various services we offer to help your company or students excel at levels they would never have imagined.
I've always believed that anyone can be a genius. This has manifested in all the work that I do: Teaching the most struggling students how to read effectively and improve their reading speed; Teaching teachers and students how to memorize information in meaninful ways so that can recall it many months later; Training teachers how to make science engaging in a way that facilitates memory and motivation; Empowering parents through workshops that connect the latest research in neuroscience, psychology, and education to raising persistent, motivated, self-controlled, happy and successful scholars; Creating curriculum designed to help adults and children of all ages unleash their inner genius and quelch all sucess hindering fears
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