Carrie Sharitt

9th grade biology teacher



Recent Posts by Carrie

Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:18 PM in Classroom Management
What grade are you working with?  As a high school teacher, I can't stand rewards. When our kids arrive in 9th grade are constantly asking "What will I get if..." questions. What will I get if I make an A? What will I get if I answer the question you just asked? What will I get if I turn in my homework? It is frustrating as there are some behaviors/tasks they should comply with whether there is...

Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:44 PM in First Day of School Science Activities
The past two years, I have done an inquiry activity on the first day since they really struggle from transitioning from the cookbook labs of middle school to the inquiry labs of high school. Last year, I did the inquiry cubes and this year I did the black box activity. Both were activities where the kids were somewhat controlled (not all over the classroom) but were able to work in groups. These a...

Recent Reviews by Carrie

Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:50 PM
4 Good Case Studies, Complex Math
I got this book last year at the National Conference in Chicago. While I have used it some, it is very advanced mathematically. Teaching high school biology and honors biology, my students do not have the math background to complete a lot of the case studies as written. I have to modify most of them for use. However, I have found that they also make for good writing prompts when I give students the background information and prompt them to write about what they would expect or what they would look for as the researcher.