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4 Must-Have High School Classroom Systems

Hi, my name is Rebecca, and I am addicted to The Home Edit. If you spend more than 5 seconds with me, you will hear me talking about Joanna and Clea like they are my next-door neighbors. Why do I love them so much? Because they love systems and I

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Curriculum design 101

Curriculum Design 101 – How I do it

When you decided you wanted to be a teacher, you probably had all sorts of ideas for how you would change students’ lives and the exciting content that you would share with them. You most likely knew and were excited about curriculum design being a part of the job. Who

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5 tips for teaching ecology

5 Tips for Teaching Ecology

I’m not sure if I’ve ever met a high school biology teacher who DOESN’T enjoy teaching ecology (if that’s you – let me know! I love meeting unicorns 🤪) There are so many fun, hands-on ways to engage students in this content, and because of this, students tend to really

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How to Survive Second Semester

What is it about 3rd quarter? It’s still cold, we are all cooped up, and it feels like the year will never end. As a high school science teacher, traditionally this is my students’ lowest quarter academically, despite it being some of our most fun content (like genetics and heredity!!)

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6 tips for teaching evolution in high school biology

6 tips for teaching evolution in high school biology

Teaching evolution has always been one of my all-time favorite topics! It’s crazy to even type that because I was incredibly intimidated teaching this unit my first year. What if I explain it poorly? What if I further reinforce someone’s misconceptions? What if I offend a student in my class?

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