Andrea Taktak

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Andrea Taktak
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POGIL lessons are becoming a popular choice for inquiry based and cooperative learning. This lesson/activity was written to be an introduction to the Nervous System. I created these for my semester one Anatomy and Physiology class after a training
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This is a "Group Activity" lesson on the integument, specifically on the skin. I use this as an introduction to this system. This activity contains 4 models with questions and directions to do some labeling. The models are: Overview Skin
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This is "Group Activity" lesson on the Muscular System. It is meant to be an inquiry based look at some of the major objectives of the unit. Suggested use is as an introduction of a new unit. I created these for my semester one Anatomy and
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This powerpoint presentation goes over basic ecology terms for species in an ecosystems. Vocabulary includes words like: habitat, niche, compeition, symbiosis.
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This is a "group activity" on the Tissue level of organization. It is meant to introduce this level of organization with respect to Anatomy and Physiology students as the focus is on human tissues. There are 5 models for students to look at and
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This 2 page worksheet has 17 review/discussion questions that follow the showing of the movie "GATTACA." I show this when talking about Biotechnology topics and Bioethics.
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This is a PowerPoint on Blood Typing that I have used in both Anatomy and Physiology and in Forensic Science. There is a slide for students to pause and construct a chart to synthesize the information.
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This is a "Group Activity" lesson on the Skeletal System. It contains 4 models that address the following topics: 1. Basic anatomy of a long bone 2. Basic Anatomy of Haversian systems 3. Classification of bones by shape 4. Appendicular/Axial
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Menu Boards, or Choice Boards are a great way to differentiate instruction. This menu board (tic tac toe board) has three columns which are: cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis. Each topic then has three choices for activities from "easy", "medium" and
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This is a PowerPoint Jeopardy game over ecology basics. The categories are: Ecosystem Terminology (niche, habitat, etc.) Energy Flow in an Ecosystem Cycles in Nature (water, carbon, nitrogen) Biomes Human Interactions There are a total of 20
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This is a behavior contract to hold difficult students to when you are to a point where regular discipline is not effective.
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This is a complete semester of Forensic Science Lesson plans typed out as daily lesson plans but in a week by week format for 18 weeks plus an exam week. I have taught this course now a total of 6 times and have built it from the ground up at my
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This is a zip file of POGIL activities that I created for my Anatomy and Physiology class after a training on POGIL. Each lesson can be purchased separately on teacherspayteachers.com. This file contains activities/lessons on the following
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This lab has students running and having other students time them to calculate velocity and acceleration. Lab includes tables for students to record their data and follow up questions including graphing. Students will need a place to run (40 meters
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This was one of the best lessons of the year! Students choose which of the 7 projects they would like to work on for learning the parts of the cell...then I group students based on their interest and they work as a partnership (for some, individual
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This cell division test includes multiple choice, short answer, and extended response. It covers basic knowledge of the cell cylce, mitosis, and meiosis.
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This is a 22 page final exam for an Anatomy Class (part one of two) and covers: anatomical terms, planes of the body, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, and muscular system. There is a majority of multiple choice and matching with some
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This is a Powerpoint that I have modified for high school forensics. It covers decomposition and types of insects that appear as well as some interesting graphics and concludes with an assignment. I have a copy of guided notes that I use when
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This is a 25 Slide Presentation on what Forensic Anthropology is about (Introductory). I use it in Forensic Science to talk about what the role of the Forensic Anthropologist is and also some basic information on differences of remains based on
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This is a handout with directions to play an online Blood Typing Game with a short analysis to be completed following play.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 11th year of teaching science courses at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, OH. I have a Masters of Education degree in Quality Teaching Strategies from Graceland University. I am a Master Teacher and have a Teacher Leader endorsement from the state of Ohio. I currently teach Honors Biology and elective courses in Forensics and Anatomy and Physiology. I also have taught Environmental Science and a 9th grade General Science course.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I vary my teaching style greatly, my specialty is in Differentiated Instruction, but I also lecture, do lots of hands-on activities, group projects, and utilize our textbooks as resources for gathering information.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Who's Who Among High School Teachers 2005, 2006, 2007 Teacher Leader Endorsement 2010 Master Teacher status 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Glen Este HS (where I teach) in 1996 Graduate of UC with an Associate of Arts in Pre-Secondary Ed Graduate of Northern Kentucky University in 2000 with Bachelor of Science Graduate of Graceland University in 2005 with Masters of Education in Quality Teaching Strategies. Additional coursework from University of Cincinnati's Teacher Leader program

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married to a technology teacher who also teaches at a nearby high school, and we have two beautiful children ages 8 and 7.

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