A Whole year of 7th Grade Science – the best one yet!

A link to the whole lot – a year’s worth of successful, fun and free curriculum tested at Orinda Intermediate School.

Continue Reading June 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM Leave a comment

HIV/AIDS – setting the scene

Mystery storytelling set-up for teaching HIV/AIDS plus links and a ppt presentation.

Continue Reading April 15, 2015 at 4:31 PM Leave a comment

Reduce the Risk of Teens Dying Young!

Motivate students to use CDC mortality statistics and other credible sources to analyze causes of teen deaths, and come up with effective solutions.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 3:56 PM Leave a comment

Sex Ed: Courtship to Conception, Flirting to Fertilization

Day 2 of sex ed at OIS: animal sex, human sex and sex and students, attempting to put sex into context in a straightforward and engaging way.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 2:06 PM Leave a comment

Sex Ed Refreshed: Sex Stats, Teen Brains and Courtship

The first lesson, re-engineered with prompts and links to cool resources.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 7:42 AM 2 comments

Check Guesses about Effective Learning Strategies

Find the answers to the questions you guessed at in the last post. This includes all kinds of surprises about successful learning strategies for students and teachers.

Continue Reading February 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM Leave a comment

Learning and the Brain – What do YOU think?

Instead of an exhaustive summary of a million learnings from this conference, guess answers to common assumptions about learning, then prepare to be surprised by findings from cognitive scientists in the next blog post.

Continue Reading February 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM Leave a comment

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