Category Archives: Forensics

Assistant Medical Examiner Training Program- A Comprehensive PBL for High School Anatomy (or Forensics) Classes!

How Do I Keep My Students Engaged At The End of The Year?  How About Training To Be Assistant Medical Examiners? It seems like every school year…. I flip the calendar to May and my students start thinking school is … Continue reading

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That Awesome Moment When You See Your Name in Print!

A Published Author? Me? I was so excited today to check out the latest Spring edition of The Forensic Teacher magazine and see something from my own classroom! (Check out the latest issue here ) I began this blog when … 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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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 Feb 9, 2019 at 9:58 PMUpdated Feb 9, 2019 at 9:58 PM    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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Evaluation of Bloodstain Patterns Project Authentic Learning for Forensics!

Students Become Blood Spatter Experts My students love Forensics because they get to do activities that are authentic. Forget just reading about how Criminalists process crime scenes…. In Forensics, my students take it to another level and actually ARE Criminalists … Continue reading

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Autopsy of a Dill Pickle- A Great Introductory Lab for Anatomy or Forensics!

  A Pickle Autopsy? YES! If you teach Anatomy & Physiology, you know the struggle of the first unit…. it’s HUGE!! … and jam-packed with things that are absolutely essential for students to know in order to be successful in … Continue reading

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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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