Archive for January, 2012

Managing the messiest lab in the world – making ice cream with 8th graders.

How to run this lab linking phase changes to ice cream. Student sheet, teacher notes, material and class management hints, and pics.

Continue Reading January 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM Leave a comment

”I told them a thousand times, those stupid kids.”

How being overwhelmed affects the best of us, and what might work better Or how not to be a bitch.

Continue Reading January 27, 2012 at 7:28 AM Leave a comment

Rearranging the furniture for fun.

More effective than the deck chairs on the Titanic for learning thermodynamics.

Continue Reading January 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM Leave a comment

Turning off kids with tough concepts… or not.

Physical science textbooks, gnashing of teeth.

Continue Reading January 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM Leave a comment

Actual “Backwards Planning”

Being forced to plan backwards from the assessment is I hate to admit, a GOOD thing, just like everyone said. Lots of resources included: some lab sheets with teacher notes plus a couple of tested assessments. Enjoy!

Continue Reading January 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM Leave a comment


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