Index Cards Became One of My Biggest Helps Simple index cards. Who would ever think that this simple tool would become one of my most-used teaching strategies? If you've been teaching for any time at all, you know how easy it is to get caught up in the "new stuff" ... new technology, new standards, ... Read More about 5 Amazing Ways to Use Index Cards in the Classroom!
This Duckweed Inquiry Lab is Fun and Engaging! There's a huge push to move toward more inquiry biology labs. I'm glad for that, because it's definitely more interesting for students and teachers both. It's a win-win situation when you can run a biology inquiry lab that is engaging and also uses ... Read More about Want A Fun Biology Inquiry Lab to Engage Your Students?
In my last post I talked about why I ditched interactive notebooks. Today I'd like to talk about why I switched to interactive binders and how I used them. As I said in the last post, I loved the idea of interactive notebooks. So even though the actual notebooks didn't work for me and my students, ... Read More about I Switched to Interactive Binders
Consider today's post a confession of why I ditched interactive notebooks. Unless you've been teaching under a rock, you've probably heard of interactive notebooks, or INBs. They're a pretty hot educational trend right now, and I don't see that ending any time soon. I LOVE the idea of INBs ... the ... Read More about Why I Ditched Interactive Notebooks
In this post we'll talk about how to use the 5E Model with Blended Learning. In case you're not familiar with the 5E Model of teaching, it's an inquiry-based constructivist model where students work to generate their own understanding of the science concepts. The Es stand for Engage, Explore, ... Read More about How to Use the 5E Model With Blended Learning
Have you noticed there are tons of ideas for first day biology activities, but not so many for second day biology activities? I think its because the first day of school is so stressful ... we teachers know how important it is to set the right tone! But I personally think that the next few days are ... Read More about Try These Second Day Biology Activities!