Rebecca Falin

Chemistry & Physics Teacher

Rebecca Falin

Elizabeth, WV


Wirt County High School

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Recent Posts by Rebecca
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:40 PM in Halloween Demos
I know I'm late here, but I like Flinn's Reappearing Pumpkin and I tie it to oxidation-reduction reactions with my AP students....

Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:36 PM in Retaking Tests
I also have seen little benefit from mandatory class retakes. Most students won't take the second test any more seriously than they took the first one. I allow one retake on a test, but ONLY if the student demonstrates that they have completed all homework and if they take the retest on their own time (before school, at lunch, after school, during an elective with the other teacher's approval). ...

Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:35 PM in AP Prep courses on EdX
No, there is no commitment on your part. In fact, the published information on MOOCs indicate that a minority of participants actually complete the entire course. You're welcome to participate in the parts that interest you and not participate in the remainder. You can view the lectures and skip the assessments or complete only those sessions that interest you. There are no repercussions for d...

Recent Reviews by Rebecca

4 Great Source for Ideas
This book just looked like so much fun that I had to purchase it and I wasn't disappointed. It includes over 50 different gadgets and gizmos, as they call them, organized around 7 physical concepts. Each one comes with questions that students should think about and each set includes the Next Generation Science Standards that that activity deals with. All the of the gadgets are readily available from a scientific supply catalog or Amazon at a reasonable cost. This book will motivate you to expand and use your science toy collection!

5 Really great ideas here.
Students need not only to be able to interpret graphs, but to find a good way to present that data. The use of infographics allow students to be creative as well.

4 Importance of Preassessment
The authors give a good argument for the importance of preassessment in the identification of misconceptions among students. Their examples of effective preassessment questions are good ones. Good read.

Recent Public Collections by Rebecca

Peer-Led Team Learning: A new teaching model focuses on student achievement through active learning
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School

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A Place for Content Literacy
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School

Who Killed Myra Mains? Students investigate a mock crime scene in an integrated science unit
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School

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