Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology

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Ecology is a great teacher: The more diverse an ecosystem is, the more resilient it is. It's food for thought not just for the natural environment, but also for our classrooms and neighborhoods.
 
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By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Take a trip to the kelp forest and assemble a food web of the fascinating organisms there! Includes 4 pieces of giant kelp plus 19 additional organisms to cut out, feeding information and fun facts, student reading and worksheet, pro tips and answer
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$5.99
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By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Fourteen colorful and fun pictures, with labels, for students to cut out and assemble into a model of the carbon cycle. Includes background information, worksheet, pro tips and answer keys. Can be used as an introduction or for practice or a quick
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.7
$5.99
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By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Eight pictures to cut out showing different types of cells along with eight descriptions of their functions and some hints about morphology. In order to match them correctly, students must read descriptions closely and carefully observe the cell
Subjects:
Anatomy, Biology, Environment
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (2.56 MB)
By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Students cut and assemble pieces to make a plant cell, an animal cell, and a bacterial cell. Includes colorful organelles and structures, informative key to the pieces, worksheets, pro tips and answer key.
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.7
$6.99
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By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
To build an organism you definitely need building materials! In this introductory activity, students will assemble colorful monomer cutouts to build macromolecules. Constructing macromolecules with the pieces in this kit will help students
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7
$3.50
5
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By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Promote discussion about safe and efficient behaviors for doing outdoor work with these fun and engaging cartoon worksheets. Clever original artwork. Have your students talk with their partners about "What's Wrong with this Picture" and come up
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (5.61 MB)
By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Photosynthesis is a difficult topic for students, and it's hard to teach, too! You can catch your breath while students go hands-on to assemble this kit and enact the process with the colorful pieces. Their engagement and retention will go up and
Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Environment
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.7
$6.00
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By Speak Easies Active Learning Tools For Biology
Photosynthesis is a difficult topic! These engaging tools will help students understand and retain the concept. They can stand alone or be used with Speak Easies hands-on Photosynthesis in Action kit. (The answer key for the Note Catcher is
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught biology (International Baccalaureate, honors, academic, and sheltered), Environmental Science, and Physical Science for twelve years. Since retiring from the classroom, I work as a consultant, designing curriculum and teaching lessons for an environmental non-profit. We focus on watersheds and restoring creeks and wetlands with students, kindergarten through grade twelve.

MY TEACHING STYLE

To me, diversity and inclusivity are key to vibrant, alive classrooms. Multiple approaches to teaching are crucial. Tactile and kinesthetic modalities are vital: Hands-On! Scaffolding and cooperative learning help everyone get it. And finally, I believe students need to get outside. (That's where nature is!)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Special moment: After having most of our high school's science and social studies classes out one day to work on restoring the creek bordering our campus, I was deeply moved to have a Shoshone medicine man in his eighties come to bless our restoration with chants, smudging, and a liberal sprinkling of pine pollen. The icing on the cake was the students' wide-eyed and respectful attendance at the ceremony.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I completed my B.A. in Biology and my teaching credential at Sonoma State University. In addition, I attended trainings in conflict management, anatomy, water pollution detection, carrying out and using macroinvertebrate surveys, and climate smart restoration.

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