• Mr. Clelland                             
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    Contact Information
    Email: clellandd@lake.k12.fl.us 
     
    Phone Number:
    352-394-9600 Ext. 5222
     
    Office Hours
     
    Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri:
    2:30pm-3:00pm
    Courses
    • AP Calculus
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    Certifications
    • Mathematics 6-12
     
    Biography:
    After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2010, I spent four months thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, which is a hiking path from Georgia to Maine. Since beginning my career in education I have taught in both middle and high schools in both the rural and urban settings. I have taught at one time or another nearly every math course from Algebra 1 to Calculus. I am very proud to be a part of Lake Minneola High School, THE best high school in Lake County. Go Hawks!!
     
    Instructional Best Practice:
    A strategy which I use regularly in the classroom is an alternation between "I do" and "You do" learning. I will work an example problem in the math topic we are learning, and immediately provide students with an opportunity to work a very similar problem on their own. My goal is to put the math into the hands of the learners as soon as possible. Watching someone solve a math problem is one thing; being able to solve it yourself is another. I believe that learning by doing is the most powerful way to imprint knowledge, and this is my goal in using this strategy. 
     
    Celebratory Best Practice:
    I greet my students at the door each day with a handshake and a smile because I believe that it sets the tone for a positive and respectful learning environment. 
     
    Inspirational Quotes: 

    “Making the simple seem complicated is commonplace; making the complicated seem simple, awesomely simple -- that’s creativity.”
    ~ Charles Mingus

    “Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can’t -- you’re right.”
    ~ Henry Ford