Hello you... So you've stumbled upon my humble little blog and you're wondering why it's even worth your time to continue reading. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. But either way, I want to take a moment to introduce myself and share with you why I am passionate about education. I never thought … Continue reading I AM A TEACHER.
Lab Safety. The unit that most science teachers (including myself) use to get the school year started. Not only is it important that our students understand proper lab safety procedures, it is just as important that they are familiar with the lab safety equipment present in the science lab. Year after year I showed this … Continue reading Is it Time to Upgrade your Lab Safety Unit?
Have you ever used task cards in your lesson? Whether you answered yes or no to the above question, I've got some tips for you! Tip #1: Use them assess student knowledge, but don't attach a grade! These are one of my go to ways to assess student knowledge during a unit. Not only do … Continue reading 3 Tips for Effectively Using Task Cards in Your Secondary Science Classroom
What if I told you there was an easier way to make a digital breakout? You know, a way that doesn't require you spending an hour formatting and adjusting each section so that it works right. What if you could just plug in your questions and answers, and be done? Freeing you up to move … Continue reading Digital Breakout Templates
Like I've said before, I don't go over the syllabus on the first day of school. I firmly believe that the first day is all about relationships and getting to know my students (and giving them an opportunity to get to know their classmates). You can read more about how I do this in this … Continue reading 3 Ways to Go Over Classroom Expectations and Procedures (that are actually fun)
Let's face it, we teachers are BUSY and we don't always have time for the newest "thing". I too was once a skeptic about using QR codes in my classroom, but now they are one of my favorite tools that I integrate weekly (sometimes daily) into my lessons. They are so versatile and can be … Continue reading How to Create a QR Code in Less Than a Minute
If you've been on Instagram, then I know you've seen those fun activities that teachers have created in Google Slides. You know, the ones where everything is effortlessly linked to other slides to make a cohesive activity? In this short video, I show you how to quickly make any Google Slide Document clickable, so that … Continue reading How to Make a Clickable Google Slides Document (In Less than 30 seconds)