As high school teachers, we miss out on getting to celebrate big holidays with our students. We don’t have Valentine’s Day parties with card exchanges and heart cupcakes, or 100th day of school celebrations like our elementary teaching friends do. But if you are a high school biology teacher, guess
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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!!)
If you are reading this, you are most likely a teacher. I don’t need to tell you how hard you work – because you know it. You are probably underpaid, under-appreciated (I hope not!!), and most certainly overworked. I am here to tell you that I see you, I appreciate
When I look back at all the resources, the programs, and the trainings that helped me in my years teaching full time with 5 preps, one of the biggest game-changers was having a high school T.A. Being a teacher is HARD, and many of us have very limited resources. But
Okay if you have been around a while you know that I am the QUEEN of a preface (I just feel like I have to say all the things since most likely you are a stranger reading this and you don’t know me, and I don’t know you, and it
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?
I absolutely LOVE using stations in my high school science classroom. When I was student teaching, one of my best friends and roommates was also student teaching, but in an elementary school. Her mentor teacher taught her to regularly incorporate stations with her 4th grade students, and I thought –
I LOVE using stations in my high school science classes. I have found them to be incredibly effective with secondary students, and I’ve found SO many uses for them, outside of how they are traditionally viewed for use in elementary classrooms. I want to address the six biggest challenges I
Teaching with stations isn’t just for elementary students – they work SO WELL with high school students too! I love to use stations and have come up with a ton of different ways to use them over the years. As with most anything, you live and you learn. It has
So if you’ve been around here much, you know that I love to use stations in my high school science classes. Stations aren’t just for elementary students – they have tons of great value for high school students, too! Best of all, there are SO MANY different ways you can
When I was student teaching I had three roommates who were also student teaching – one of which was in elementary school. She would come home and often talk about the stations she did with her students and I remember thinking – that sounds fun! I wonder how it would
Like many biology teachers, I absolutely LOVE teaching genetics and heredity. Students are always incredibly engaged and come to class with so many great questions. However, I have learned over the years teaching about inheritance, that the topics can still be really complex and hard for students to grasp, no