Category Archives: Instructional Coaching

Intro to Anatomy & Physiology Review and Body Systems Gallery Walk

  Looking for a creative way to introduce the body systems in Anatomy?  Try a Gallery Walk! The first unit in Anatomy & Physiology is HUGE…. I mean really huge!! So, I decided to try something different to really get … 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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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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A Forensic Fairytale– Day 2 Crime Lab

Forensic Fairytale– Day 2– The Crime Lab On Day 2, my students had to analyze the evidence they collected when they excavated their “graves”.  Each person had a job or responsibility from Forensic Geologist to Forensic Anthropologist to Coroner. I … 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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Making Infographics Easy With Easel.ly!

Ever wondered if it is difficult to make an infographic? Well….. it isn’t! My students made the infographics above as part of their CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) presentation during our Blue People of KY PBL for genetics.  I added this … Continue reading

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