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Backup Plans for Dragons

Sometimes you can be prepared to slay a dragon, but sometimes the dragon still wins. This is why backups are good to have in place, because sometimes things don’t work out. Morale of today’s post: don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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Teacher Prep

School. Classes. What will this school year look like? I’ve been prepping all summer long, and I still have stuff to do. Whatever your job looks like, I hope you are able to strategize what works best for you and enjoy your down time.

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95. Pinterest Galore

So, more on using Pinterest. I have always been an avid user of Pinterest. I use it all the time to build up my boards for memes and interesting photos to show in my classes. There are soooo many pictures related to science and they definitely pique my students’ interests. Plus how fun is it […]

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93. Sheep at work

So my husband came home from a job for a school district with an interesting story a few months ago: While he was in the main office, a woman walks in with a baby sheep. She checks in with the front office staff, asking if anyone needs help, and the sheep just followed her around […]

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90. Wash your hands

There’s been a lot of fear and nervousness around the corona virus outbreak, so I figured I would do a post on what I tell my students when they ask. Wash your hands. The best thing to protect yourself if you do get the virus, or anything for that matter, is to wash your hands. […]

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72. Analogies

I love giving analogies to my students when lecturing. We could be covering a dense topic, and I like to boil it down to a great analogy for better understanding. Sometimes they are practical examples, and sometimes they have dragons in them. I will word it the most effective way I think will reach my […]

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62. Memes

I like to include memes in the lectures I give. Covering DNA replication? Got a meme. Going over lab techniques? Have a meme for that. What about the urinary system? I’ve got that squared away too. Memes make everybody laugh, and I try to incorporate that into my lectures. Some of the stuff I cover […]

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8. Studying & Learning

What do you think is important for a testing environment? An answer sheet? The test questions (of course)? Something to write with? A quiet room? How about having studied ahead of time? There really is something to be said for being prepared. Obviously, people absorb information in different ways; visually, auditory, or cramming at the […]

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2. This isn’t my day job.

Entrepreneurship is actually my second side job. I have a full time job during the day, plus an evening job on some nights. I stay busy, stay organized so I don’t fall behind, and work my butt off to fund my experiments. I tend to have more time in the summers to focus on business, […]

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