I am a High School Biology teacher in Santa Fe, Texas. I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce. My husband and I have 3 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren. We love to drag race and go hiking to see waterfalls.
Mon, Mar 07, 2022 4:12 PM in Effective Classroom Management
First and foremost for me is a routine. Make sure you are prepared and organized as much as possible each and every day. My students know when they walk through the door to get their journal and answer the question on the board. It does not always have to be a question. I mix it up sometimes and put vocabulary words up or a fact/fiction discussion. As much as possibl...
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Mon, Mar 07, 2022 4:07 PM in How do you create engaging science labs?
The word “labs” can be represented in many ways. Sometimes we use candy, drawing a poster (given a specific scenario), creating flash cards, using the old telephone game but to draw - showing evolution. There are many takes on a lab. As long as you can engage the students in content discussion, you should be successful with most of them. This is not say that I haven’t had a few flops but for the ...
Mon, Mar 07, 2022 3:39 PM in Food in the Science Classroom for the Purpose of Learning
I love the idea of food to use as a learning tool!!! In January, we used m&ms to explain how natural selection changes in response to the environment. The students loved it!!!
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