Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:10 PM in Keeping Science Relevant
I would agree that using current events, news articles, and student interests are good ways to make it relevant. I had students interview their parents about safety and tools at their jobs when we were studying lab safety and scientific tools. Students realized that even though they may not use the same tools or worry about the same safety practices, the skills translated and it became more clea...

Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:04 PM in communicate with parents
A communication method that is very quick and easy is called Remind101. It is free to use and sends text message or email reminders to parents about homework, quizzes, tests, and school events. I use it and all my parents love it.

Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:55 PM in Management of ADHD Students in the Lab
I think peer-grouping definitely helps. As mentioned by others, make sure the groups will work. Some students are great and very patient, others are not and then you'll have more problems. I think assigning roles for a lab helps. Students work together as a team but have specific jobs to complete. When students know exactly what is expected of them for the lab, it can help them stay more focu...