Category Archives: Strategies

Medical Mystery PBL for Anatomy & Physiology

How do you keep 120 teenagers engaged in a memorization-heavy class? This is a question that has kept me awake many nights! My Anatomy and Physiology classes are really large this year. I have 4 sections and close to 120 … Continue reading

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The Complicated Patient: An Authentic PBL for High School Anatomy

What’s more fun than an autopsy? If you read my previous post (read it here )on the big review PBL I wrote for my Anatomy students (& will use to review A&P in Forensics as well), you know how much my … Continue reading

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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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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 Valentine’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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