Tag Archives: High School Science

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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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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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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What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom?

(c)copyright 2018 DrM What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom? Good question!  Since I’ve been using sketch notes with my students this year, I’ve been asked this question many times.  My dissertation work was rooted … Continue reading

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Need a Cute Activity for Valentine’s Day? Create an “Anatomically Correct” Valentine

Need a Cute Valentine’s Day Activity? How about Creating an Anatomically Correct Valentine Heart? I developed this several years ago and always used it with my Anatomy and Physiology classes.  They loved it!  Some years, I had the students draw … Continue reading

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Sketch Notes in Forensics- Blood and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

I decided to branch out and see if my Forensics classes would enjoy using sketch notes as much as my Biology classes have. The verdict? A definite YES! At first, my juniors and seniors in Forensics really didn’t know what … Continue reading

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