Jessica Holman

My name is Jessica Holman and I am High School Special Education Teacher in Boone County, KY. I have fallen in love with the NGSS and have developed a passion to empower and motivate other educators to use the NGSS in their classrooms.



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Recent Posts by Jessica

Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:20 PM in Invitation to Stakeholders
NGSS is different in many ways and quite innovative in the classroom. Science education looks and feels different from what many parents and even admin are used to seeing. If you have embraced the NGSS fully and are excited about it – I would love to know what drew you in. Parents are having lots of dialogue about what their kids are learning. How do you communicate with your parents about the...

Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:13 PM in Cells
Hey Larissa! I want to also reiterate what others have said about how awesome it is that you are thinking about interesting your students. That is such a big deal, connecting or making their learning personal. I teach high school Biology and we also must teach about cells. One of the things that we have made a priority as we have learned more about the NGSS is choosing an engaging anchor phe...

Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:52 PM in NGSS has changed student performance - YAY!
If I must be restrained at just 2 positive things then I must say student empowerment and bringing "figuring out" back to the forefront of the classroom. I am a high school teacher and students are so used to being told what they need to know. Then they begin the old habit of consuming and regurgitating. NGSS, with its storyline and building from phenomena to figuring it out, motivates students to...

Recent Reviews by Jessica

Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:42 PM
5 An Absolute Must!!!
This book is absolutely amazing! The goal of this book is for you as a teacher to understand the NGSS and it succeeds in doing this. The e-book is exceptional. Not only does it have content that anticipates your questions and needs. The e-book is also full of videoes to see models of instructional material. As well as interactive labs that you can participate in to help your learning. This book is full of tools that can be used. It is can be read on almost any device so you can take it with you where ever you go. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to establish a firm foundation in their understanding of the NGSS.