Marianne Dobrovolny
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Marianne Dobrovolny
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The ultimate job of a teacher is to facilitate understanding by means of critical thinking.
 
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Please take a second to Pin this product if you think others will enjoy it! Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students to differentiate between incomplete and complete metamorphosis. It also helps student compare
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This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students the fundamental structure and function of the four main components of a plant: roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. The note portion under each tab is fill-in-the-blank. This foldable
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the components and process that drive the water cycle. Students must be able to identify the various processes and define them. This game help students conceptually understand how
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the various carbon sinks and process that drive the carbon cycle. Students must be able to identify each of the five major carbon sinks and then identify the processes that move
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Overview: This is an interactive activity that helps students understand that all living things have basic needs that must be met in order to survive. Students must distinguish the differences and similarities in animals and plant needs as well as
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This fun, engaging game is designed to help students learn and remember key terms that describe and define characteristics in living things. This game is typically played after students have a basic understanding of the vocabulary. Just like in
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You are purchasing a template (along with instructions/pictures) for an interactive Insect Body Structure foldable. It also includes fill in the blank notes. See preview file for more details. Materials: o Print/copy 1 foldable per
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This interactive, hands-on graphic organizer helps students understand the difference in heterotrophic and autotrophic organisms. Students are given a set of cards with examples, definitions and characteristics of each type of organism. They must
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Please see my other products at www.science-lessons.org. This matrix is designed to helps students understand the differences in characteristics among the 6 kingdoms. It is a great formative assessment piece to see how much your students
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In this critical thinking vocabulary strategy, students are required to to make connections between various words associated with the characteristics of living things. This activity/game is intended to help students construct a deeper understanding
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Connection Card Strategy: This learning strategy requires students make connections between various topics/vocabulary. Students truly begin to understand, comprehend, and remember vocabulary when they make connections to other words, content, and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Trained K-12 science teachers at an Education Service Center in Texas

Presented to hundreds of teachers and administrators at the local, state and national level

Co-taught and guest lectured in education classes at Texas Tech University

Developed activities and curriculum for school districts, the Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research at Texas Tech, CSCOPE, and my personal classroom

Taught various levels of biology for 6 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, inquiry-based, student-centered, standards-based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Rookie Science Teacher for the State of Texas

Gentry Lynn Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor Degree in Multidisciplinary Science from Texas Tech University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about developing lessons and activities that transform the traditional teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered environment filled with critical thinking and deeper understanding of content.

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