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How to improve note taking in the classroom through video

Does this sound familiar. It's the point in the lesson when it's time to give the students the basic information about the topic.  You create this great presentation.  It has all the information the students need to know including checks for understanding. You set aside 15 minutes during ... READ the POST

The Purpose of School

I have a confession, I am a science teacher that does not care if my students learn science.  I began my teaching career over 16 years ago, before they had standards.  I had set topics that I had to teach but more freedom on how to teach them.  My students learned through inquiry and ... READ the POST

The Teacher Facilitator: The new way to teach

What I consider the "typical" teacher style starts with the teacher giving the students the notes, usually through a powerpoint, and then doing some type of worksheet to practice the information from the notes.  The students then go home and do another worksheet for practice.  The whole ... READ the POST

Lessons learned, Reflections of a secondary science teacher 2015

What Secondary Teachers have learned in 2015I can't believe how quickly 2015 has come and gone.  As teachers it is important to go back reflect on what works, what doesn't, and what needs a little enhancements.  This year I am teaming up with some wonderful secondary teachers to share what ... READ the POST

Christmas Science: Science saturday

       In elementary school December is filled with lots of holiday activities.  Writing, Reading, and Math incorporate winter themes with snowman, santa, gingerbread men, and snowflakes.  Then they hit middle school and sometimes these themes go away.  I love to ... READ the POST

Guided Inquiry with Thinglink

Twenty-first Century learning is about helping students become life-long learners.  Students need to be able to gather information on their own.  This is a skill that needs to be taught.  One way I do this is by having students do a guided inquiry using the site thinglink.com.   ... READ the POST

Teachers are saying...

I've been looking for resources to flip my classroom. This will save me a lot of time planning.

- Tracy C.

Animal and Plant Cells Flipped Lesson
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:21:06+00:00
I've been looking for resources to flip my classroom. This will save me a lot of time planning. - Tracy C. Animal and Plant Cells Flipped Lesson

These are so fantastic! What a great way to teach and differentiate for students! Thank you, everything is so well put together.

- Chelsea B.

Newton’s First Law Flipped Lesson
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:29:27+00:00
These are so fantastic! What a great way to teach and differentiate for students! Thank you, everything is so well put together. - Chelsea B. Newton’s First Law Flipped Lesson

This is absolutely one of my favorite resources I have purchased through TPT and I spend more than $400 a year! It has so many interesting aspects. My students really enjoyed learning with these labs.

- Terah R.

Ionic and Covalent Compounds Science Stations
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:30:45+00:00
This is absolutely one of my favorite resources I have purchased through TPT and I spend more than $400 a year! It has so many interesting aspects. My students really enjoyed learning with these labs. - Terah R. Ionic and Covalent Compounds Science Stations

I bought this lesson with all of my students in mind, but gave special consideration to my students that have IEPs and seem to struggle with staying on task. We're currently in the process of working through the prokaryote and eukaryote cells and I'm finding this to be so convenient for my students. It's something that they'll be able to easily refer back to also. Thank you for creating such a colorful, fun and useful resource!

- Lisa M.

Cell Differences Digital Notebook
Kristi Harjo
2020-09-29T21:31:59+00:00
I bought this lesson with all of my students in mind, but gave special consideration to my students that have IEPs and seem to struggle with staying on task. We're currently in the process of working through the prokaryote and eukaryote cells and I'm finding this to be so convenient for my students. It's something that they'll be able to easily refer back to also. Thank you for creating such a colorful, fun and useful resource! - Lisa M. Cell Differences Digital Notebook
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