Category Archives: biology

A Fun First Day Activity for ANY Class- Free Download!!

What am I going to do on the FIRST DAY of class???? This question starts rattling around in my head as soon as the firecrackers go off on the 4th of July.  Ugh! Since I know the first day(s) of … Continue reading

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Just Launched! Biology Sketch Notes~ My New Website!!

I’m so excited! My new website launched today! Wow! This has been a labor of love!  Today, I marked something off my bucket list.  My very own website for Biology Sketch Notes has launched!  Head on over to https://www.biologysketchnotes.com/ and check … Continue reading

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An End of the Year Reflection on Using Sketch Notes With My Classes

Another Year Draws to a Close… It’s hard to believe that I’ve finished up another year in the classroom.  Looking back, this has been one of the more enjoyable teaching years that I can remember.  I felt like my students … Continue reading

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How to Write a Project-Based Learning (PBL) Case for Your Class the EASY WAY!

Writing and/or incorporating a project-based learning case is a scary experience for most teachers.  We have all read the research on the benefits of having students participate in a large real-world project. We know these projects deepen student learning and … Continue reading

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Tardigrades… Water Bears… Moss Piglets.. What?

  So What Exactly IS a Tardigrade? A Tardigrade (also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”) is a microscopic organism that can survive extreme heat, cold, pressure, no water, no air, and any other insane circumstance you can throw … Continue reading

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The Blue People of Kentucky~ Such an Awesome Project-Based Learning Project!

Ok, I admit it….. I have always wanted to try a Project-Based Learning Project (PBL) but I have been a little intimidated by it.  I teach high school general Biology students, not honors, so how can I differentiate a huge … Continue reading

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A Cool New Classroom Game from Quizlet!

Have you tried the new classroom game from Quizlet? I confess.  Yesterday, I really needed an engaging way to help my students review our big unit on Chromosomes, Cell Cycle (Mitosis), and Meiosis.  Most of my students are familiar with … Continue reading

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