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Another week down

November 12th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

I had a good week this time around. On Wednesday I went and observed Mr. Harker, the lead clinical faculty, for first period. He teaches English, and I happened to be there for a period when his freshmen English class was taking a test. At first I was bummed to hear that I was just […]

Week 8 Reflection

November 5th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

Another week closer to Thanksgiving!! Is anybody else excited for that too? I walked down the halls of York High School on Wednesday and Thursday of this past week. I’ve found that walking down the hallway is one of the weirdest parts of being in the school for me. In high school I would always […]

Reflection, Week 7

October 29th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

I had a different week than usual this time. I went in on Wednesday and observed 2 different teachers rather than my CT. I observed a freshmen earth science class and an upperclassmen Chemistry class. They were incredibly different from each other and from what I had been observing in Biology. The freshmen earth science […]

Draft Module Lessons List

October 25th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No comments

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Evolution -Scientists -Structural Similarities Evolution -Fossil Evidence -Biochemical Similarities and Differences Evolution -System of Classification -Survival of Populations Evolution -Natural Selection Evolution -Species -Explanation for Biological Evolution

Reflection, Week 6 (just a little late due to some technical issues)

October 25th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No comments

This was the first time in 3 weeks that I got to go and just observe my teacher (3 weeks ago was microteaching, 2 weeks ago I substituted, and last week was fall break). However, it was quite boring. Her anatomy sections just worked on an online case study about cancer, where half the students […]

Reflection, Week 5

October 8th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Another week down. This week was a little different, since my CT was out all week. I went in on Wednesday and Thursday and subbed for her, and it was much better this time because she left content for me to teach rather than just make them do worksheets. So, I got to run a […]

Female Scientist- Rosalind Franklin

October 3rd, 2010 | Uncategorized | No comments

This is a picture of Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), who had a major role in the discovery in the structure of DNA. Franklin went to an all girl’s school in London and then got her Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1945. She started doing research at King’s College in 1951 under John Randall. Her background was […]

Science in the News

October 2nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | No comments

Ehrenberg, Rachel. (21 September 2010). Life’s Cold Start. Science News. Retrieved from                                                                         http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/63541/title/Life%E2%80%99s_cold_start This article discusses new possibilities for the origin of life. Darwin and other scientists have long believed that life probably originated in a very warm setting (if not hot setting) but this study shows that the reactions that could have started life […]


October 1st, 2010 | Uncategorized | No comments

Ok so here’s post #2 for the week. Microteaching! I was fortunate enough to talk Amy into being my partner (she’s a pro). We got together last week to work on our lesson. We were teaching at my school, and my teacher was scheduled to teach about macromolecules, so that’s what we decided we’d teach. […]

Practicum Reflection Week 4? I believe

October 1st, 2010 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

I’ll be doing 2 posts this week so that I can keep them separated. I went in on Monday and substituted for my CT, and then I did my microteaching with Amy on Wednesday and Thursday. So this post will be about Monday, and then I’ll do another about the microteaching. So Monday was quite […]