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A/B Testing Your Classroom for Student Achievement

Teacher Pinterest boards are filled with innovative, new classroom ideas. “Oh, awesome lab for teaching the water cycle.” “Oooh, I like this classroom motivation strategy!” We Pin and bookmark with the intention of elevating lesson plans that will reach a level of engagement and learning all teachers strive for. But are we truly experimenting in…

Into the Strenuous Briefness: Learning to Teach AP Biology

Great post by a veteran teacher on the new AP Biology curriculum and what it might be like to teach it.  What about you?  Are you excited / unexcited about the change?


I was in a lecture hall this morning because this week I’m attending an AP Bio Summer Institute.

It’s been pretty great so far. I was greeted by a stack of four free textbooks! Plus a lab manual and curriculum guide, and an assortment of other bio teacher SWAG. And I’m getting access to lots of…

An Excellent Example of Classroom Management

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You need to watch this excellent example of classroom management.  A lot of teachers on Tumblr spent time watching this whole video, even though it’s the better part of an hour.  Pretty amazing to watch this young teacher and how well he gets this class started.  Also, amazing to think about how much teaching will change once videos of excellent classroom techniques are more widely available.

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On Our Way

Classrooms are often the last place that see the impact of revolutionary new technology. In 2012, that started to change.  Today there are a whole host of new technologies which impact educators including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online textbooks, Khan Academy, increasing numbers of teachers using Twitter, Edmodo, Pinterest and Tumblr, and last but certainly…