Middle school life science teacher, artist, gardener, musician. I am very interested in making learning relevant to this generation of students, and exciting them about science.
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Mon, Jun 10, 2013 9:31 PM in Skeletal and Muscular Systems
How about dissecting chicken wings so that students can compare human arm with the wing? Students can see muscle pairs, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones. They can observe all types of connective tissues and pull on different muscles to see the wing move.
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Tue, Jun 12, 2012 6:59 PM in FACTS: Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques - Let's Share!
We are reading Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan William as a whole building in the fall and we have been on the formative assessment journey for the past year. There is a lot to talk about with this topic. Who do you think benefits more the student or the teacher by collecting this information? How does it help students monitor their own learning progress? How does it help the teacher to fin...
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 6:37 PM in Science Interactive Notebooks
To help students understand interactive notebooks we do a lot of modeling and examples at the beginning of the year. We explain the BATS are an important way for students to use the new information they are learning and help make it meaningful for them. When we connect with the bat, we hit a homerun by really understanding/applying the information. At our middle school we really think the BAT ne...
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Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems: Carbon, Carbon Everywhere
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 5:12 PM Carbon Cycle
This was a great refresher on the carbon cycle. I wish I had this as a resource for my students. It is great to get feedback as you go.
Nutrition: What Happens to the Food I Eat?
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 10:47 PM Yummy Activity
My first round of learning center resources, I did this to review material that I am actually teaching to my seventh graders. It was great information, easy to navigate and understand and a great refresher.
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