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The Mother of Invention

When I first found out that I would be teaching grade 8 Science I was given the binder which had all the teacher notes, overhead transparencies, assignments, quizzes and exams for the year. I was encouraged to teach the same way my co-workers did and we all had to use …

Group Quiz in Science Class

We did a group quiz last week. You had fifteen minutes to complete your quiz on your own and then were assigned …

Gate Keeping in Science Class

Last week I found myself doing much more administration than usual at the start of my Science classes. Instead of having students …

Classroom Discussion Follow Up

I instigated class discussions with my three Science classes this week about their attitude and accountability (coming to class on time, prepared, …

New Unit, New Attitude

We’ve started “Cells and Systems” in grade 8 Science. This year I am moving towards an inquiry based classroom, and am keeping …

Another Blog

I have started a blog to use with my Science classes. For now I am writing the entries, but soon I hope …