Of Hearts and Bones

Many days there is a part of me that is saddened by the reality that I am no longer the interesting rookie teacher running around the school. There was a time when people were shocked

e-NABLING The Future: Part 1

About this time last year I was in Wilmington, Deleware with my family for a wedding. As a consequence of living on the other side of the country, rarely do I have the opportunity to

Connect Us

Every year for the past three years I've assigned my AP Biology students the writing prompt, "What can science teachers do to increase student interest in science." Needless to say, this assignment has always proven

Shorted v3.0

Every teacher has a couple of projects, activities, or assignments that they are really proud of. These are the assignments that receive a bit of tweaking here or there, but for the most part remain

Get Your Hands Dirty

A couple of years ago the AP Biology curriculum was significantly revised. For those of you who read this blog on a regular basis, this is not news to you. The revisions were a fantastic


Craftsmanship: kraf(t)smənˌSHip The quality of design and work shown in something made by hand

When I hear the word craftsmanship, my mind automatically drifts off to a simpler time where people were defined