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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

Atypical Beginnings

The beginning of this school year has been anything but typical. Generally, the week leading up to the commencement of classes would be a slow flurry of activity as I preapre my room, print syllabi

Fare Thee Well

Dear AP Biology,

The end of a school year always brings a bag of mixed emotions. On one hand I am just as excited for my summer break as you are, but on the other