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Teaching little ones

Garden of Microbes

As a former biology teacher, I find invisible creatures fascinating. Germs! Virsuses! Bacteria! These little guys live everywhere and they have a range of characteristics. The most famous microbes are the ferocious ones that attack and kill even the largest of … Continue reading

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Lesson for a New Momma

Symbiosis,” I told the class of semi-attentive 6th grade students,” “is to creatures living together in a close relationship. At least one member of the relationship benefits.” Three girls in the front row nodded. The boy in the back twisted … Continue reading

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Symbiosis

Symbiosis,” I told the class of semi-attentive 6th grade students,” “is to creatures living together in a close relationship. At least one member of the relationship benefits.” Three girls in the front row nodded. The boy in the back twisted … Continue reading

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Finally!

I spent much of the first semester agonizing over the grades my seventh grade science class earned. Half the class approached failing on every test and the students were clearly not reviewing the material or ineffectively studying. As a first … Continue reading

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February slump

There’s something uniquely oppressing about grey February days. Despite the number of days listed on the calendar, I am convinced that this month is longest of the 12. It’s bleak and cold, but not festive. The decorations and lights are … Continue reading

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