Help! New to teaching Biology!

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by ekk5968, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. ekk5968

    ekk5968 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2007
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    Jul 26, 2009

    Hi all,

    I am a High School teacher with a math/science background. This is my fourth year teaching. Previous three have been Algebra I. This year I will be new to teaching 9th grade Biology. I am just not sure how to begin planning or organizing. I know that I want to use ISN but I am not sure how to introduce it to my students. I guess I am just lost all the way around. If anyone has any suggestion on how I should begin planning, it would be greatly apreciated!:help:

    :thanks: in advance everyone,

    Ms. Kendrick
  3. beccmo

    beccmo Comrade

    Jun 21, 2007
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    Jul 27, 2009

    Decide what order you want to teach in. Last year I started with abiogenesis-leading to characteristics of life. Then went to essential molecules of life (polysaccharides, proteins, lipids, etc.), the cell....ending with Darwin and the theory of evolution.

    I would look at the labs you might want to do, in case you have to plan to order any living specimens or supplies.

    Websites I have found helpful:

    each offers good ideas for activities and other web links.

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