Teaching Teachers: Professional Developments that Work!

I am a PD junkie. No, correction: I am a good PD junkie. There is nothing better than coming together with teachers from different schools, backgrounds, and views on education to improve our craft. These great PDs encourage me to continue learning new content. They make me excited to try new methods and ideas in... Continue Reading →

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Trying a New Reading Technique

I bring lots of real world examples of science into my classes. We use them in lotsĀ of different activities. One thing that always bothers me is when I give them questions to answer, they just skim through to find the answers instead of actually reading. I also found that they have trouble listening (which I'm... Continue Reading →

“But this isn’t english class.”

How many science teachers (or math, or history, or anything other than English) teachers have heard this? And on the other side, teachers are being told that reading and writing need to be taught across the curriculum from administrators (which I agree with). So this year, I started a new project: Biology Reading Days. I... Continue Reading →

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