I love books. My husband may say that I have a problem. I believe that you can never have too many books. As space in my house is becoming a bit of an issue, many of my books have found their way to my science classroom. And my students love them! Sharing my love of […]
I love my classroom. I mean, I spend nearly as much time there as I do at home. It’s a small space and I love to personalize it. Teaching many preps without a lab assistant (6 at the moment) requires me to have a lot of classroom organization systems in place. Here are my 8
Using videos has always been a part of teaching Biology. During the last year, it has become such an important tool to use during virtual classes. I use a lot of videos to review topics with my students. They also make for great conversation starters or to engage them when introducing a new topic. Organizing
Halloween is not a very big holiday in South Africa, but I love it! And if you teach any of the sciences, it allows you to have some fun with your classes. It doesn’t need to take a lot of time and prep or cost a small fortune. Here are some fun Halloween ideas for
Teaching multiple preps has always been part of my teaching career. Some crazy years I’ve taught up to 7 different preps ranging from Biology and Chemistry to Social Science and Computer Literacy. Throw in some Math and you get the idea. Those weren’t the easiest years and I am grateful that I’m only teaching Biology
Back to school season can be a bit crazy, but it is essential to set the tone for the rest of the year right from the get-go. This means that you may need to repeat procedures and rules. At the start of the school year, I always repeat certain lessons with all of my classes.
Using Boom Cards in the Secondary Classroom Boom Cards certainly experienced a “Boom” over the last year. This self-grading, paperless activities became a lifesaver for many teachers during distance learning. They are virtual task cards and activities that are hosted on the Boom Learning platform. You can create your own decks or buy some from
How to Teach Vocabulary in Science “There are so many definitions to learn!” I’ve probably heard this a thousand times during my teaching career. The truth is that vocabulary and definitions are an important part of science and your students will need to learn the vocabulary. But at least we can try to make it
As a girl mom, it has always been important to me to let my daughter know that she can be anything she wants. (At the moment, being a farmer or an archaeologist is at the top of her list.) The International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) is around the corner and this
Card Sorts can provide variety, fun, and increased engagement to your Science lessons. I share some of my favorite ideas on how to use them.