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Using Sketch Notes With The Cell Size Lab (Potato & Iodine Version)

How Can I Do The Cell Size Lab If I Don’t Have Agar? I love the Cell Size Lab that uses agar and an indicator. It just an awesome lab to help my students see how things diffuse into the … Continue reading

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Theory into Practice: A Wee Activity

Do your students have a difficult time understanding the filtering mechanism of the nephron in the kidney?  Don’t feel alone then, most students have a difficult time wrapping their brains around this as it can be quite complex.  Here is … Continue reading

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Socratic Seminar for PLT #3 – The Road to a One Page Instructional Improvement Target Continues..

As many of you know, my high school is in the process of developing a One Page Instructional Improvement Target this year that defines who we are, what we want for our students, and how we plan to focus our … Continue reading

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Spooky Science~ Interactive and Engaging Activities for Halloween

Looking for a cute idea for high school science students at Halloween? How about turning your lab into a morgue? 🙂 Last year at Halloween, the science teachers (and me, of course 🙂 ) decided to make it “Spooky Science” … Continue reading

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Before You Can Meet Them Where They Are, You Need To Know Where They Come From

What happens when, over the course of a week,  you load 150 teachers onto school buses and take them on a tour of their students’ community? Show them where their students rest their heads every night…… and where they rise every … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Genetics~ A Fun Science Halloween Activity

      Quick share since many folks are looking for a fun activity for this month.  This is a Halloween-themed genetics activity where students create a pumpkin based on the “traits” their pumpkin receives.  I adapted this activity from one I did … Continue reading

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PLT Session 2… The Road to a One Page Target

Our 2nd PLT meeting was held a couple of weeks ago but I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to update until now 😦  Since my Principal and I led the last session, this time the Assistant Principal and … Continue reading

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Establishing a Professional Learning Community… The beginning of something wonderful!

This year, our school has established our first “official” Professional Learning Team (PLT).    We set the groundwork last school year so we would be ready to hit the ground running as soon as school began this year.  I plan … Continue reading

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Whoooooo Says Formative Assessment Has To Be Boring?

I’m so excited about my new creation! 🙂 I wanted something a little different to use for formative assessment.  As an instructional coach, I often use the traditional “parking lot” as a place to gather feedback or questions during professional … Continue reading

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Whooooo Are My Parents? Fun with Owl Genetics

This activity builds upon student’s foundational knowledge of genetics and inheritance in order to create an owl “offspring”.  The activity can be adapted in several ways to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom.  Depending upon student ability/ … Continue reading

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