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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Biology Stations

I have been trying to figure out stations for high school kids for a long time and not much ever made sense to me for my room.  But I finally came up with a station type activity for my freshmen when we were reviewing the cell cycle.  I think with a few edits it may be how I teach cell cycle next year.  We had 5 stations, but some stations could be repeated for larger groups.  Students drew colored blocks from a black bag to form random groups (sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse).

Here is how I envision my stations next year (after lesson/review).

1. Foldable with room for drawing and text.  Get the drawings done here from photos I have labeled.

2. Foldable with room for drawing and text.  Get the descriptions done here from textbooks.

3. Make Cell Cycle Plate following the template provided.

4. Complete matching descriptions to phases.

5. Coloring sheet with stages of mitosis to merge with plate ... or animal cells to merge with the plant cell drawings on the foldable.

Definitely still a WIP (work in progress - shout out to my kid), but I feel like I have a much better idea of how to run stations for high school kids.

I don't think I will run every class period like this but it would be cool to do this 1-2 times per month or six weeks just to switch things up!

Do you do stations?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

WTHS is on video!! Quality of Work & Cheating.

Oh man!! Talk about taking a leap!! We have jumped from behind to screen to be on your screen ... In our very first video, you get to see our thoughts on student quality of work and cheating.  You get to enjoy our silliness as well.  We hope you watch and enjoy.

Where do your students struggle most?  What do you do to help meet those needs?  We feel that together we are stronger - all of us - yes, including you!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

School Culture and Climate

If you would take a minute or two to click the link and fill our little survey we would love to hear from you.  School Culture and Climate Survey (WTHS)

Also a big thank you to all of you!! We just passed 400K total views!  I can't wait to share all we have coming up with you!