Author Archives: Edgy Instruction

About Edgy Instruction

Science Teacher (Biology, AP Biology, and Forensic Science), Anatomy Professor, and former Instructional coach.

Think Cellphones Aren’t Distracting Students During Class? Think Again…

Think cellphones are being used responsibly by teenagers during school? Think again….Ā šŸ™„ This is the reason cell phones are such a distraction during class… My students conducted research on their own cell phone use during class. I had them turn … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals: Life-Sized Nervous System Models!

The Struggle Continues….. My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. My class created big bodies with basic organs from an outline I drew for their Gallery WalkĀ  at the conclusion … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered How I Use Sketch Notes With My Anatomy Classes? Keep Reading!

Heart Structure & The Circulation of Blood I drew these Sketch Notes the same way I taught my students to draw the heart easily (see original post with step by step instructions and video here).     I think it … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Muscular System!

3D Learning in Anatomy… I’m HOOKED! This year, I’ve been experimenting with providing my Anatomy classes opportunities to learn the human body in different ways, rather than the traditional “I can label a flat diagram with all the correct parts” … Continue reading

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What is My Process for Drawing Sketch Notes for My Students? Here’s A Step-By-Step Guide!

You’ve Used Prepared Sketch Notes & Doodle Notes But You’d Like to Create Your Own…. But How? I’ve been creating Sketch Notes for my students for several years (ever since I had a student in AP Bio whose first language … Continue reading

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How to Draw an Anatomically Correct Heart the EASY Way! Just in Time for Valentineā€™s Day

Learning the Structure of the Heart is So Easy When You Can Draw It! When we cover the structure of the human heart, I like to draw it for my students as we discuss it. This is an easy method … Continue reading

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Need Inspiration for an Interdisciplinary PBL for High School Students? Check Out What Our Students Did!

Etowah students explore DNA, databases, and the Fourth Amendment By Caylie Moore / Special to The Times Posted FebĀ 9,Ā 2019Ā atĀ 9:58Ā PMUpdated FebĀ 9,Ā 2019Ā atĀ 9:58Ā PM Ā Ā  The teachers of Etowah High School have come together to give their senior class the learning experience of a … Continue reading

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