Michael Shorr


Middle & High School Science, Middle & High School Math

Has been a teacher for more than 30 years, currently teaching science and Mastery at Avenues: The World School. He has a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry, earned a masters at Johns Hopkins in the History of Science and graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting. He is a student-centered teacher who specializes in helping students pursue excellence in their areas of academic interest, strengthen their abilities in areas of growth, and develop the grit and confidence of life-long learners. He has experience teaching across the curriculum, including math, science, and writing, and he especially enjoys teaching from a multidisciplinary, hands-on, real-world applications perspective. Fascinated by inventing and design challenges since childhood, he has introduced his students to programming for artificial intelligence, the chemistry of molecular gastronomy, and engineering design challenges using 3D printing.

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