Martin Buoncristiani 
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

  • Education

    Ph. D. (Physics) 1966, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. 
    B.S. (Physics) 1960. University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Professional Development Workshops Presented

    • Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, "What's it all about", Workshop on Habits of Mind and Teaching Strategies presented at Wythe Elementary School, April 2005.
    • Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, "Thinking and Learning in Concert", workshop presented at the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference in Williamsburg, VA, November 30 - December 2, 2005
    • Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani presented professional development workshops for the Dandenong Ranges Schools Network Common Curriculum Day:
      • "How People Learn -- Bridging Research and Practice"
      • "Thinking and Learning in Concert -- Infusing "Habits of Mind" into the Curriculum"
      • "Classroom Instruction that Works " Marzano's Synthesis of Proven Classroom Strategies"
    • Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, "All of our children are competitors in a global economy -- How do they measure up?", workshop presented at Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference in Williamsburg, VA, November 30 2006.
    • Upway Elementary School, Melbourne, Australia, April 24, 2006.
    • Art Costa, Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani presented a workshop on "Habits of Mind" at Sunrise Valley Elementary School, Reston, VA, November 2-3, 2006.
    • Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, "What Parents Need to Know About How People Learn", Invited talk at Riverside Elementary School, Newport News, VA, November 2006.
  • Current Science Education Experience

    • Currently an organizing member of Thinking and Learning In Concert, an educational consultancy promoting the harmonious integration of thinking and learning.
    • Girls in Science Project - A series of lecture workshops designed to provide encouragement for young girls in the Hampton Roads area who show an interest in and aptitude for science and demonstrate to them the viability of a career in science or engineering. The project is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oyster Point with cooperation from Christopher Newport University and the NASA Langley Research Center.