Nicholas Amaral is an English and Special Education teacher at Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, New Jersey. As a dedicated teacher for over five years, he is known for implementing technology and differentiating instruction in the classroom. His recent research has afforded him the opportunity to feature a gamified, self-paced and self-directed, mastery learning classroom. In addition to teaching, he was responsible for supporting teachers’ understanding, implementation, and use of technology in the classroom, as well as piloting numerous Google Applications, hardware, and software. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of project-based and skill-based learning, as well as UBD lesson and unit plan design and the inclusion of learning management systems in the classroom. He is working to differentiate and meet students where they are, design more engaging learning experiences that meet the whole student, as well as create professional development for teachers.