Zach Millan

Hello everyone! I am a 7th Grade Life Science teacher at Camden Middle School, GA. I am currently in my 3rd year in the school system after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Biological Science. I am currently working towards obtaining my M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education as well. I have always been passionate about biology and genetics, and look forward to learning more with all of you!

Location

GA

Affiliation

Camden Middle School

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Recent Posts by Zach

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:59 PM in Teaching Online
NSTA's Daily Do has been a cool resource to get ideas for activities! I also will use this time to keep students "hooked" on science, so I like to add cool videos related to the topic in my classroom for students to watch. EdPuzzle is also a great resource if you want to ask students questions intermittedly through a video. That said, I'll be trying some lessons where students explore outside and...

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:53 PM in When you leave your students in the hands of a substitute teacher, what advice do you have? What are your "pet peeves?" What do you appreciate the most as a professional?
I make sure that my lessons and instructions are as detailed as possible to prevent any clerical errors for the sub. I also let students know of my expectations before I leave (if I'm able to), however I can leave these notes in the sub plans as well to let students know that I expect better than good behavior. One pet peeve I do have is students believing they can move the desks in class when I'...

Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:48 PM in Assigning Homework
In my class, I don't assign a specific assignment for homework and let the students know that anything we don't finish in class becomes homework. The problem I've seen with homework is the students remembering to do the homework. I've had classes where 70% of students didn't do an assignment and their grade suffered, however the students begin to feel more behind if I were to continue assigning m...