Warren G. Phillips

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Warren G. Phillips
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Warren G. Phillips in 2010.
National Teachers Hall Of Fame
Inducted in 2010.
Born 1954
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Nationality  United States
Occupation Science teacher
Keynote Speaker
Professional Development
Mentor
Known for National Teachers Hall of Fame
Sing Along Science
Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
The Science Secret, a school musical
Spouse(s) Karen Phillips

Warren G. Phillips (born February 1, 1954) was born in Weymouth, MA. He was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas in 2010.[1] Phillips recorded and produced three CD’s of Science Songs entitled Sing-A-Long Science teaching the science standards.[2] From these songs, he developed a musical entitled The Science Secret. He conducts brain-based STEM professional development for teachers around the country based upon his book Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites.

Teaching Achievements[edit]

Phillips' creative teaching strategies earned him a Disney Award in 2004. From 39 Disney teachers nationwide, Warren was selected as the Disney Middle School Teacher of The Year.[3] He was a guest on the Tony Danza Show in Fall 2004. In 2005, Phillips was selected as a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.[4] He was selected as national winner of the Time/Chevrolet Teacher of the Year in 2002 and the USA Today All-USA Teaching Team in 2006. Bridgewater State University featured him in a commercial in 2007.[5] He is co-author with Marcia Tate in a brain-based book about teaching strategies entitled Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites.[6] His essay about teaching is featured in the NSTA monograph entitled Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories[7]. He is also a contributor to a collection of inspirational teaching stories entitled Today I Made A Difference.[8] Currently, Phillips travels around the country doing teacher professional development[9] for Developing Minds,inc.

Warren Phillips taught science for 35 years for the Plymouth Public Schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and continues to teach at Silver Lake Schools in Kingston, MA. As a middle school science teacher, he organized a three day outdoor education trip for all Plymouth seventh graders. He helped obtain grants to establish and maintain a TV studio within the school.[10] His classes initiated and organized a recycling program for Plymouth Schools.[11] He is a contributing writer for the Prentice-Hall Science Explorer series and has written curriculum for Northeastern University’s Project SEED and the Plymouth Public Schools science curriculum. He is a board certified teacher by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). In 2008, He received an Earthwatch fellowship to study elephant behavior at Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Phillips has a B.A. in Earth Sciences, an M.A.T. in Teaching Physical Sciences and an M. ED. in Instructional Technology from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass.[2]

Honors and Recognition[edit]

National level:


Regional and State level:

  • The Nicholas P. Tillinghast Award For Achievement in the Field of Education (2013) Bridgewater State University
  • Massachusetts Hall Of Fame For Science Educators (2007)[12]
  • Plymouth County Science Teacher of the Year (2006) Mass. Association of Science Teachers (MAST)
  • Technology and Learning Magazine’s Leader of the Year (2003) semi-finalist [13]
  • Finalist Mass. Presidential Award in Secondary Science (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Above and Beyond Award Winner (2002, 2003) (Mass. Software and Internet Council)
  • Winner of Best Buy’s Teach Award (2004, 2005, 2007)
  • P.A.L.M.S. (Partnerships Advancing Learning of Mathematics and Science) Science and Technology Teacher Leader (1999)
  • Recipient of an N.S.F. Grant in Physical Sciences (1988)
  • Winner of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (1990 & 1994) (Patriot Ledger Newspaper)
  • Recipient of an N.S.F. Grant in Mathematics & Sciences (1992-1993)
  • Winner of the Plymouth County Education Association Honor Award for Contributions to the Teaching Profession (1994)
  • Grant winner from the National Gardening Association (1995, 1998, 2000)

Personal[edit]

Warren Phillips is the son of Joseph E. and Eleanore M. Phillips. Warren grew up in Weymouth, MA. and moved to Halifax, MA. He is married to his high school sweetheart Karen and they have two children, Jeffrey W. and Kristin E. Phillips. Jeff is a family doctor and Kristin works at Cape Cod Community College helping students with learning challenges. Warren is inspired by his family, his seventh grade science teacher (Mr. Bleakney) and the movie "To Sir, With Love". He has inspired many former students to become scientists and teachers.[2] Phillips is best known for his innovative brain-based teaching strategies which incorporate science songs for each unit he teaches. Of these songs, the most popular is The Element Song, which lists the first 30 elements of the periodic table in order. With over 85,000 views from 162 different countries, it can be seen on YouTube and is also available on iTunes. He enjoys playing music for assisted living facilities.

Publications[edit]

  • Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage The Brain. Corwin Press, Marcia L.Tate & Warren G. Phillips 2011 ISBN 978-1-4129-7847-7
  • Today I Made A Difference. Adams Media, Joseph W. Underwood, editor 2009 ISBN 978-1-59869-834-3
  • Exemplary Science In Grades 5-8, Standards-based Success Stories. NSTA Press,Robert E Yeager,editor 2006 ISBN 0-87355-262-8
  • Science Explorer Cells And Heredity. Prentice-Hall, Donald Cronkite,Ph.D. 2002 ISBN 0-13-054064-1
  • Sing-A-Long Science. 3 CD's of Science Songs (Original, The Sequel, The Second Sequel),Disc Makers © 1999, 2001, 2002 by Warren Phillips
  • The Science Secret A science Glee-like musical using Sing-A-Long Science songs. Independent publishers © Warren Phillips, 2011

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