Kelly O'Connor

I teach 7th grade Science at Neal Math & Science Academy, D187.

Location

IL

Affiliation

Southern Illinois University - Elementary Education

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Recent Posts by Kelly

Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:29 PM in Is your written feedback effective?
Helpful and timely. Thank you!

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:05 PM in Freebies for Science Teachers
Thanks Carolyn!

Tue May 13, 2014 10:02 PM in Middle School Forensics
Excellent links, Thanks!





Recent Reviews by Kelly


Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:21 PM
5 Absolutely worthwhile activity!
I included this activity as part of my Cells unit for 7th grade Life Science students...the students loved it! The provided rubric can easily be modified to meet the needs of the class, or used as is. I teach 6 sections of Life Science, and all 6 sections were enthusiastic and excited to participate. This lesson is also wonderful for guest visitors to observe! We made the activity a two-day event, with day 1 dedicated to research, creation of the glamor shout, and writing the speech. Day 2 was the actual pageant. I did allow the students to vote for themselves, and was very happy to see that they did indeed vote for the best organelle, and not just their own. This activity can be used as an authentic assessment and is a wonderful way help all students shine!


Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:26 PM
5 Excellent!
This is a very helpful collection of wonderful articles aimed to help teachers set-up inquiry stations! K-9.


Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:35 PM
5 Good Advice
This article has great advice, and is written in a format that is easy to read.






Recent Public Collections by Kelly


MS - Environmentalism

1 Resources



Lookin' at Lichens
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MS - Environmentalism

1 Resources



Lookin' at Lichens
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Science Writing

2 Resources



Mating Darwin with Dickinson: How Writing Creative Poetry in Biology Helps Students Think Critically and Build Personal Connections to Course Content
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A-Maze-ing Worms
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