Tag Archives: Science Teaching

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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Medical Mystery PBL For Anatomy & Physiology- DAY 2

Body Cavities & Membranes- The topic for Day 2! On day 1 of this year-long PBL, my Anatomy & Physiology classes did “Patient Intake” where they filled out all the necessary paperwork for their “patient” and assembled the anterior (ventral) … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Nervous System!

The Struggle Continues….. My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. My class created big bodies with basic organs from an outline I drew for their Gallery Walk  at the conclusion … 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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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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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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