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  • Flu Season Teacher Survival Tips

    Flu Season February Right now it’s February 2020, and everyone is currently stressing out and worrying about Wuhan coronavirus. (If you want more information about that virus, you can go to this blog post here.) There are a bunch of stores near cities in the USA that are selling out of face masks and people […]

  • The Search for the Ultimate Teacher Shoe

    It’s no secret that science teachers (and all teachers) need a good comfortable, closed-toe shoe that they can walk in all day long.  Teachers need shoes they can walk in all day long and over the years I have tried a lot of different shoes and worn a lot of different brands.  Recently, I wore […]

  • An Anytime Science Activity Menu

    It’s the holiday season right now and there is so much going on.  I know in my own life, besides work, I have holiday shopping to do (some online, some I have to do in store), I’ve got my own kids’ friends’ birthday parties to shuttle my kids to, parent teacher conferences in the next […]

  • Back to School 2019 Giveaway!

      Can you believe it?  Some of us are already gearing up to go back to school in a week or two weeks… or a month from now.  (I know I know, some of you are still chilling on the beach somewhere, but stay with me because you won’t want to miss out on this […]

  • Teaching Quantum Numbers

    What’s one of the hardest topics to teach in chemistry?  Quantum numbers!!  It’s really difficult for students to understand – so much of it is based on quantum mechanics and physics principles that are beyond the scope of a high school chemistry course. Here is a creative activity you could have students complete at the […]

  • Chemical Compound Naming Fun

      I took a poll recently and asked teachers what the hardest topic for them is to teach and a bunch of readers wrote in that compound naming and chemical formula writing is the hardest topic to make fun!  This inspired me to create this easy to implement but fun game for compound naming and […]

  • Chemistry Doodle Diagram Notes Giveaway!

      I’m really excited to announce my spring giveaway – I’m giving away a growing chemistry doodle diagram notes bundle!  These notes haven’t even been released yet – I’m almost done with units 1 and 2.  The two winners will receive the growing bundle throughout this year as each unit is created.  Please enter to […]

  • Designing the Exoplanet Adventure

    What does end-of-the-year-review look like in your classroom?    I know in my biology classroom, I had review packets that the diligent students grudgingly filled in over a few class periods (and the not-as-motivated students simply ignored).  I always wanted to create some sort of fun-review activity to get students thinking and reviewing their knowledge […]

  • How to be an awesome mentor teacher

      My first teacher job was a split math and biology position at a great private school.  I was brand new, and I mean BRAND NEW!  I had previously taught and tutored several subjects in math and science, but I had never had my own class of high schoolers before and my degrees were not […]

  • 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

      Thank you for following my blog and using my resources in your classroom!  I’m doing 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways for my email subscribers.  I’ll be sending out gifts every day.   When you enter, you’ll be subscribing to my email list.  I email my subscribers with periodic tips, freebies, and information about sales; […]