Known as a teacher who employed strategies that supported 21st century learning long before the term "21st century learning" was even used, Tim Beatty is an exemplary science and math teacher from Riverview High School. Tim also promotes inclusion by providing engaging classroom environments that support all students.
In his teaching, Tim finds ways to connect with students' prior knowledge, provides hands-on labs that put theory into practice, and makes use of humour to pique interest. His responsive classroom environment ensures students remain on task and interested in learning.
One of Tim's greatest successes is his development of the Grand Projects Initiative at Riverview High School. The initiative required students who were enrolled in science courses to be involved in enrichment science projects during lunch hours, after school or on weekends.
Tim demonstrates leadership as a collegial support to other teachers. He is currently an SPR of instructional practices, working as an instructional coach and leading professional development. Tim's dedication to supporting teachers has contributed to improving his school and making it a better place for students and teachers alike.