It’s finally here… The end of the school year! This is an exciting time, but it is also one of the busiest times for teachers. One important task that often gets overlooked (or procrastinated!) is cleaning your classroom. This checklist will make sure you get the job done!
Author: Emma McErlane
5 Easy World Wildlife Day Activities
World Wildlife Day is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about the various species that share our planet and the issues they experience. We will explore five classroom activities you can use for World Wildlife Day.
6 Exciting End of Year Biology Activities
Testing is over… Finally! Now, you can sit back, kick your feet up, and relax. Hold up… You still have a couple weeks of school left and need to keep students engaged. What are you going to do?! Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.
5 Engaging Ways to Teach Meiosis
Meiosis is it a difficult subject to learn, but it is also a fairly tricky topic to teach. The truth is that teaching meiosis doesn’t have to be boring or mundane. You can make it exciting and engaging for students! Let’s take a look at 5 ideas for how to teach meiosis. Hopefully these will give you some new activities that you can use in your classroom as early as tomorrow!
3 Terrific Biology Test Prep Lessons
Well… it’s that time of year again… It’s testing time. Ugh! No matter how you feel towards testing, it has to be done, but you can make it as fun and painless as possible. I want to break down three of the most engaging biology test prep lessons you can use in your classroom.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Biology Teacher Spotlight
Teachers are superstars, and the impact of the work that YOU do cannot be overstated. For Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to honor you all by shining a spotlight on a handful of amazing biology teachers. These ladies are inspirational, and I want to say THANK YOU to them, and to every single one of you reading this!
How to Run Group Activities in High School
There is strong scientific support for the benefits of group work. While group work is very beneficial, it can be difficult to manage, especially at the beginning of your career or whenever you get new classes. Let’s first discuss some benefits of group work, and then we can dive into some tips for successful group work in your classroom!
Best Biogeochemical Cycles Lesson Activities
Biogeochemical cycles are fundamental concepts in biology, but can be complex and challenging for students. Fortunately, there are a variety of different strategies and techniques that can be used to teach biogeochemical cycles! Here are six of the best.
4 Reasons You Need to Use Doodle Notes in Your Biology Lessons
If you’re new to my blog – welcome! If you haven’t already guessed, Doodle Notes are a passion of mine, and their benefits in the classroom are endless. Just sit back and relax while I take you on a journey about my love for Doodle Notes and why you should use them in your biology classroom.
5 Fun Earth Day Activities for Students (with Freebie!)
Earth Day is a perfect time to teach your students about the importance of protecting our planet from harmful human activity. While it is important to educate students about the serious environmental issues facing our planet, it is equally important to make learning fun and engaging! So here are 5 fun Earth Day activities!