Tag Archives: instructional strategies

Newsflash—Publication Date is Getting Closer!

In case you haven’t heard… Our book has been submitted for publication and should be available within the next few weeks! My daughter (a trauma nurse) and I have collaborated to create a comprehensive, student-friendly (and teacher-friendly) 400 page review … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals Sneak Peek!

Here’s a sneak peek of what all 11 body systems combined look like as a finished project! Students will be able to work with organs and structures in both the anterior and posterior body cavities.  I have included all of … 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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A Sample Unit Plan Using Sketch Notes-Cellular Molecular Biology (Cell Size, Chromosomes, Cell Cycle, Meiosis)

Cellular Molecular Biology Unit- What does a unit plan look like in my classroom incorporating Sketch Notes? I have just completed a large Cellular Molecular Biology Unit with my students. (They test within the next couple of days since we … Continue reading

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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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Using Sketch Notes in the Biology Classroom

I confess…. I’m a doodler. If I’m sitting in a meeting, I’m drawing in the margins.  If I’m studying, I draw goofy cartoons to help me remember things.  Last year, I had a student in AP Bio whose first language … Continue reading

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How to Build a Simple Aquaponic System Step-By-Step

Ever wondered what to do with that old fish tank in your classroom? Lots of teachers have classroom fish but are not really using them as a teaching tool.  Why not transform them into a self-sufficient system to help show … 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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