April Koch

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By April Koch
A 2-page banana dissection lab which allows students to practice directional terminology and basic lab safety without the distracting elements of animal dissection. Perfect for scaffolding dissection lab protocol for a high school Anatomy &
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Laboratory
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34 ratings
4.0
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By April Koch
This is a set of 30 fill-in-the-blank sentence problems to help students study vocabulary words commonly found on the SAT and PSAT. The 30 problems are divided into 3 sets of 10. Each set of 10 appears on a single page with a word bank. Answer
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By April Koch
This is a set of 30 fill-in-the-blank sentence problems to help students study vocabulary words commonly found on the SAT and PSAT. The 30 problems are divided into 3 sets of 10. Each set of 10 appears on a single page with a word bank. Answer keys
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By April Koch
This graphic organizer allows students to compile information about carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids into an easy-to-read chart. Students must identify the definition, chemical elements, monomer type, major functions, and examples
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By April Koch
This is a set of 18 fill-in-the-blank sentence problems to help students study vocabulary words related to Evolution and Natural Selection. The entire set appears on two pages with a word bank. Answer key included. Sentences are simple, varied in
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
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By April Koch
A jigsaw activity on the parts of a cell. Students are assigned one cell part to research as one of 8 groups. Then the whole class participates in pooling information from all groups (teacher-led jigsaw activity). Designed for high school Biology
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Internet Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
1 rating
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By April Koch
This is a set of 10 fill-in-the-blank sentence problems to help students study vocabulary words AP World History, Period 1. The entire set appears on a single page with a word bank. Answer key included. Sentences are simple, varied in style, and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
2 ratings
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By April Koch
This is a JPEG image of the sagittal view of the human skull. Clear, bold lines and exaggerated sutures help students identify boundaries between each of the major bones of the skull. Anatomically correct and gently contoured, this hand-drawn
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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This is a JPEG image of the frontal view of the human skull. Clear, bold lines and exaggerated sutures help students identify boundaries between each of the major bones of the skull. Anatomically correct and gently contoured, this hand-drawn image
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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By April Koch
This is a set of 10 fill-in-the-blank sentence problems to help students study vocabulary words related to genetics. The entire set appears on a single page with a word bank. Answer key included. Sentences are simple, varied in style, and
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Forensics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
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2 ratings
4.0
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By April Koch
A simple 27-slide PPT file with notes and colorful images for teaching the basics of cells and the major organelles. Covers the differences between plant and animal cells, including a built-in Venn Diagram activity for the students. Also includes
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$1.50
2 ratings
3.8
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By April Koch
This 4-page assessment tests the basic facts about the 4 Organic Molecules for Biology, Chemistry, or Anatomy courses. 20 Multiple-Choice questions appear on the first 3 pages. Questions are simple, student-friendly, and test topics related to the
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$1.50
1 rating
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By April Koch
This is a set of 10 fill-in-the-blank sentence problems to help students study vocabulary words related to Mendelian genetics. The entire set appears on a single page with a word bank. Answer key included. Sentences are simple, varied in style, and
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Forensics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
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By April Koch
A 3-page document for students to practice their knowledge of the Respiratory System. Designed for high school Anatomy & Physiology courses, this document includes matching and short-answer (free-response) questions. Reviews respiratory
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Test Prep
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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This 3-page document includes 15 multiple-choice questions on sexual and asexual reproduction. Designed for high school Biology Anatomy/Physiology courses. Covers mitosis, meiosis, nondisjunction, random assortment, and crossing over. Can also be
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
FREE
6 ratings
3.9
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By April Koch
This is a simple, quick graphic organizer to help biology students summarize the key differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Format is a one-page chart. Students fill in "Yes" or "No" to a series of questions about what structures
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a former high school Biology teacher who loves helping students learn about science. I earned my B.S. in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and my M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Delaware. I spent a year and half in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program before deciding to become a teacher. As an Education Intern with Delaware Nature Society, I taught students pre-K through 7th grade in school outreaches and field studies. In the public schools I have taught Biology, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Earth Science, and Plant Science. For a short time I taught college-level Biology and Physical Science lessons through online videos at Education Portal. Currently I tutor high school Biology, Chemistry, Algebra & Precalculus through WyzAnt Tutoring. I am also an SAT and ACT instructor for The Princeton Review.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I really like to let the kids tell me what they need. Not necessarily in words; I mean I want to get to know the kid, to get a feel for where they're at, what their attitude is about the subject and learning in general. Then I want to match that energy and help them get from where they are to where they need to be. There is no one-size-fits-all method for teaching. The teachers that can reach every student in a large, diverse classroom are truly talented!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

On November 30th 2013 at 11:47 PM I won the National Novel Writer's Month by writing a 50,000-word "novel" in 30 days. :D

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In 2004 I earned my B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2009 I earned my M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, with a Specialization in Secondary Science, from the University of Delaware.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 cats named Lennie and MewMew. I have two birds named Buddy and Kiddo. I raised the birds from chicks 8 years ago; they are wild baby European Starlings and they had fallen from their nest. They can speak English, they take a bath every day and put themselves to bed at night. Lennie is a big white male cat I got from the shelter. He knocks over trash, breaks dishes, eats plants, but he is still an awesome cat. MewMew is a tiny long-haired silver princess who is perfect in every way. I found her as a kitten inside the Food Lion grocery store hiding under the carts. I brought her home in an empty tuna box.

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