I'm Patrick Boylan and This is How I Work

Posted by Ryan Smith on 8:31 AM with No comments
+Patrick Boylan is the teacher you wish you had for high school Chemistry. Walk into his lab at Round Rock High School and you can't help but want to light up a Bunsen burner, grab test tubes, some chemicals and make science happen. Spend a class period with him and you will see his teaching is more than cool labs and technology. His students trust him and he creates an environment where AP students are not afraid to take risks and learn through failure. You too can learn from Mr. Boylan at the upcoming RRISD Ninja Academy on Oct. 25th. He will be teaching a class on using Educanon to flip your instruction. Check out his YouTube channel to see how he is flipping his lectures right now - and learn a little Chemistry.
Patrick Boylan

Location: Round Rock High School

Current Gig: Chemistry Teacher

Current Mobile Device: iPad

Current Personal Computer: MacBook Pro

One word that best describes how you work: Driven

What apps/software/tools can't you live without?: How did the world exist before Google? Seriously. I will quit teaching before ever using paper again.

Check our Boylan's Trailer for his Chemistry Class

What's your work space like?: Two laptops, an iPad, and a chemistry book.

What's your best time-saving trick/life-hack?: Prep all food for the week on Sunday. One and done. Food is fuel...not worth the time during the week. 

Boylan (left) guiding a student through discovering the excited state of an element

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can't you live without?: iPad
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else? What's your secret?: I am pretty phenomenal at making pancakes. The trick is in the pour...
Yes, there is learning happening here.
What do you listen to while you work?: I shuffle all my Pandora stations...

What are you currently reading?: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach

Are you more of an introvert or extrovert?: Introvert

What's Your Sleep Routine Like?: Don't mess with my eight hours. Who needs caffeine when you get eight hours?
Boylan's Workspace. Simple, but effective.
Fill in the blank. I'd love to see _______ answer these same questions.: +Aracely Sandoval, Secondary Science Instructional Coach


What's the best advice you've ever received?: Life is not fair.

What other interesting careers/jobs have you held? Life guard, tour guide, food service extraordinaire

Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?: Chemistry>All other content...except math.

Thanks, +Patrick Boylan! Who in Round Rock ISD would you like to learn more about how they organize their daily lives and seem so productive? Comment below or send suggestions to professional_development@roundrockisd.org.

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