About Ives...
Subject / Grade Biology/Honors Biology
Room: C215
Phone: (480)224-2181
Email: Ives
"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."
-- Thomas Jefferson

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Welcome to the online resource page for Mr. Ives' Biology & Honors Biology classes. Within this site you will find calendars, powerpoint lectures, assignments, and answer keys. Use this resource as often as you can as it will greatly improve your chances of success in your course. If what you need is not here, please contact me asap. I am so much looking forward to a successful 2018-2019 school year. GO BEARS!

My Education and Professional Background

BS Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology Arizona State University, Master’s Degree in Education from Northcentral University, Teacher Certification Rio Salado College

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every student has unlimited potential. High school is the last chance for developing citizens to receive the liberal education necessary to discover their true talents and interests. I, and your other teachers, assume the role of facilitator in this journey. I strive to create an environment where you are exposed to challenging concepts that will enrich your lives as well as make you a more competent person. My role in your education is to create the environment where you can learn and succeed, facilitating your development. The student's job is to put forth the effort required to learn and succeed. The journey of becoming educated is not easy; it shouldn't be. After all, nothing worth having is ever easy. Education is, however, necessary.

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