Educators constantly make adjustments to instruction, changing their methods and practices for the betterment of the students. Decisions are based on what we feel is best for our students but can be risky. While it's clear that changing instructional methods for my students was the right decision based on their feedback and increased success, being awarded the PAEMST award is validation that this particular risk paid off in spades.

Robert Mayne Wood River Junction, RI | 7-12, Mathematics, 2019

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Robert W. Mayne has been a mathematics educator for the last 24 years at his alma mater, Chariho Regional High School (Class of 1992). He currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics and Pre-Calculus to juniors and seniors. Additionally, he teaches an elective Foundations of Engineering class composed of freshmen to seniors. Three years ago, Robert took the plunge into the flipped classroom. He utilized this instructional model to create a self-paced, self-directed, blended learning environment for both his AP Statistics and Pre-Calculus courses. He regularly presents professional development within his district with respect to using technology in the classroom, assessment technology, personalization of instruction, and blended learning classrooms. For the last two years, he has presented his flipped classroom structure at state and regional conferences for mathematics teachers. Robert earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Rhode Island and holds a secondary certification for mathematics instruction.