Ramsey Musallam is a chemistry teacher at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. He delivers a number of keynotes, webinars and workshops for teachers nationally and internationally with a focus on using technology as a strategic classroom partner in designing learning environments grounded in inquiry fueled by student curiosity. Additionally, Ramsey is the host of the Infinite Thinking Machine, an internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Ramsey’s TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning” is widely popular with classroom teachers, and was the lead talk on TEDs first ever PBS TV premiere, “TED Talks Education.”
Collectively, through these efforts Musallam has brought and shared innovations to the chemistry education community. In doing so he has inspired a number of teachers to take the plunge in classroom technology to meet the needs of current students. He has also been a voice of this profession beyond just the education circles.
Musallam is a strong advocate of creativity and inquiry in the classroom. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. In his classroom he empowers his students through science play and creativity. The conservations taking place in his classroom demonstrates his students constructing their knowledge of important chemistry concepts resulting in a greater appreciation of the subject.