Tag: AP Biology

All The Things

My wife and I have a joke about doing "All The Things". The basic idea is that there is always something sitting on the brain that needs to be taken care of, attended to, or


To say that City of Medicine Academy is blessed to be located where we are located would be an understatement. From our location in Durham between Duke and Roxboro streets we are 8 minutes from

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

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

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

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,