As teachers, we are always looking for tips to improve our practice in our classrooms. For high school science teachers, it can be hard to take the time to pause and reflective on what we are doing and what we could improve.  So  here are 5 ideas for secondary biology teachers to use when teaching their first introductory unit to biology.

What I've Learned: 5 Tips for Improving your 1st Biology Unit

description of independent variable, dependent variable, and control (5.2A describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable)

description of independent variable, dependent variable, and control describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable)

High School Science With Mrs. Lau: Hands-on Biochemistry: Beads, Pipe Cleaners, and the clearest way to teach monomers and polymers!

Biology High School Science With Mrs. Lau: Hands-on Biochemistry: Beads, Pipe Cleaners, and the clearest way to teach monomers and polymers!

Very cool genetics article! "I Am My Own Twin - An Introduction to Chimeras." The mosaicism shown here is evident in some chimeras, but you could be a chimera & not know it! #teaching #biology

People with Double DNA: An Intro to Human Chimeras

Very cool genetics article! "I Am My Own Twin - An Introduction to Chimeras." The mosaicism shown here is evident in some chimeras, but you could be a chimera & not know it!<< Pinning now, reading later.

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Teaching resources modelled on the idea that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.

How Babies Are Made: Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Diversity | #teaching #biology #genetics

Awesome explanation of crossing over and independent assortment! How Babies Are Made: Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Diversity

After the biochemistry unit, it’s pretty traditional to teach about cells next.  During my first year, I struggled teaching this unit, because it feels so full of details with seemingly very little connection to each other.  There is nothing worse than standing in front of a class and listing the organelle names and their …

After the biochemistry unit, it’s pretty traditional to teach about cells next. During my first year, I struggled teaching this unit, because it feels so full of details with seemingly very little connection to each other. There is nothing worse than sta

Teaching about cells? Try cut-and-paste activities for interactive notebooks. Read this blog post for more ideas!

10 Tips for Teaching Cells & Cellular Processes in Science

Need some quick ideas to teach cells & cellular processes in your life science or biology classroom? Here's 10 easy-to-implement & FUN lesson ideas!

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Just some acitvity ideas! ---Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Ten Ways to Teach BIOLOGY Through Writing $~~~~~~~These ten strategies are fun, creative exercises to help reinforce biology content. Classroom tested!

How to Teach BIOLOGY Through Writing {10 Strategies}

Ten Ways to Teach BIOLOGY Through Writing - These ten strategies are fun, creative exercises to help reinforce biology content.

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