Michael Tobin




  • What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me

    Every student is naturally curious. Some students find success and passion at the beginning of the school year, but others struggle to find that same passion. Like a teepee-shaped pile of wood, some students’ enthusiasm for learning can be easily ignited with cool labs and lessons. However, many students encounter some barriers to their learning. Whether they do not have the background knowledge from previous science classes or they do not get enough sleep or anything in between, it is my responsibility to empower my students to overcome any barriers to learning that they may face. Once a student is ready to learn, he or she can discover a passion for discovery in science!

  • A Teachable Moment

    Right before fifth grade, I moved to Lake County and started at a new school. The transition to a new life was not easy for me, and as a result, I had decided not to do any of my math homework. My teacher and my parents tried any and every way to convince me to do my homework, but neither were successful. Toward the end of the year, however, I started to feel like I was cheating myself. Instead of learning like my peers, I was actively not trying. So, I decided that I would try harder, not for my parents or my teacher, but for me. Instead of feeling unprepared, I started to excel and enjoy learning.

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    Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

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    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

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    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670