Saturday, August 13, 2016

Time Management in Science Lab Classrooms


Tips for science teachers on time management when running a science lab

One of the more difficult classroom management aspects of being a new science teacher is learning to manage time in the science classroom, particularly when doing hands-on science.  Science can be more difficult to manage class time than other courses because of the need to set up and clean up equipment, and the fact that students are, more often, engaged in hands-on group work and may work at different paces.

There are quite a few tips that can help a science lab run more smoothly.  They are divided into things you can do before the lab, during the lab, and after the lab.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Back to School Secondary Science Huge Giveaway!!


As much as I hate to admit, the end of summer vacation is getting close, and we have start thinking about school starting up!  Luckily for you, the secondary science teachers of Teachers Pay Teachers are here to try to make your life easier as you head back to school! 

This is a great chance to buy some new digital resources, if you have new technology this year.  

    Photosynthesis and Respiration Sort - Google Drive/One Drive  Circulatory System Google Drive/OneDrive  Macromolecule Google Drive/OneDriveFree Chrome Extensions for Differentiation and Modifications
If you have a new prep, you might want curriculum guides, or even a big package where you will get all the products in my store related to either Earth Science or Biology. 

AP Environmental Science Curriculum Overview and Resource List    Earth Science Curriculum Guide     
           Buy my Store - Biology        Buy my Store - Earth Science

 If you are teaching Biology you might be interested in this growing bundle.  It gives you a full year of biology warm ups, in both full screen/digital task card AND google forms format!  As it is still a growing bundle, so you get it at a discount now as it is still growing.
Biology Warm Up or Exit Ticket Assessment Growing Bundle:

Lastly, if you are looking for some tools to help you organize your classroom and simplify things as we head back to school, you might be interested in this Classroom Organization Pack.

Classroom Organization Bundle
We are giving away individual giveaways, prizes, and shopping sprees at each individual store AND 
we put together one HUGE blog hop giveaway, just for science teachers teaching grades 6-12 science: Four $100 Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards!  

For my individual giveaway I am giving two lucky winners $15 in resources from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  You can enter that at the first rafflecopter below.   You have lots of options to enter. 

For the HUGE blog hop giveaway, each blog post has a secret code word and a number.  My clue word is 13. FLOW.  The number tells you where the word falls in the secret sentence.  Collect the words from each blog, write them down in number order, and copy the secret sentence into joint rafflecopter giveaway.  This rafflecopter form is the same on every blog, so you only need to enter once from any one of our blogs!  You can enter that at the second rafflecopter giveaway below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Annotating Text in a Blended Classroom


I did a guest blog post on a blog called Technology Tools for Teachers

If you use Google Drive with your students, or for your own use, you may want to share pdf files or webpages with your students for them to read.

In a traditional paper and pencil, face to face classroom we spend a lot of time teaching students to annotate text. This is a skill that we don’t want to lose when students read online. There is extensive evidence about the importance of annotating text. It is part of the new common core standards. Yet, as we move toward more web-based coursework it becomes difficult for students to highlight, underline, and make notes in the margin.




These ideas ARE compatible. There are several free chrome extensions and apps that will allow you to do just that.

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