Category Archives: T.I.P Theory Into Practice

Growing as a STEM Educator- My Journey Year 2

2022-2023 School Year This year, I’m so excited to have been chosen to participate in the Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers (RESET) through the Army Educational Outreach Program. It is an intensive, year-long program that offers authentic research … Continue reading

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Growing as a STEM Educator- My Journey Year 1

2021-2022 School Year Despite having been an educator for more than 25 years, I still get so excited when I get to learn new things to use in my classroom. Last year, I earned National STEM Certification through the National … Continue reading

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Burke and Hare– Real-Life Body Snatchers! Revamped for Distance Learning!

William Burke and William Hare– Real Life Body Snatchers!! Revamped for Distance Learning!!  This Halloween, I’m going to spice up my Forensics class with a spooky study of real life murders and grave robbers!  William Burke, William Hare, and Dr. … Continue reading

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

Think cellphones are being used responsibly by teenagers during school? Think again…. 🙄 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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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 Quick Skeletal Remains Lab Set-Up for Forensic Anthropology

Need a Quick Way to Cover a LOT of Concepts in Forensics Without Setting Up a Whole Crime Scene? Try Stations! This week, my class is entering the end of their study of Forensic Anthropology unit and I really wanted … 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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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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