Charissa Barnhill

I am currently teaching science in Richmond Hill, GA. I studied biology as an undergraduate, with a focus on marine science. More specifically, I studied electroreception in coral catsharks. I love to teach students about science and peak their curiosity of the world around us!



Recent Posts by Charissa

Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:48 PM in Implementing Next Gen. Standards
I have only been teaching for a year, and I have been learning how to implement science lessons that align with NGSS. I have found that these lessons definitely take more time and thought to plan (not necessarily harder to teach), but the student engagement is much, much higher. They become really engaged because they are doing something hands-on and actually doing the learning themselves with ju...

Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:38 PM in Science Fun for Students
This can be a challenging part of teaching science. However, from my experience I have found that students, even students I wouldn't expect to be invovled, get invovled with hands-on activities. They really love when they can actually see and manipulate whatever you are teaching them about. It's also important to make the learning relevant to them. This can also be challenging, but it gets easier...

Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:29 PM in Choices in the Classroom
I think this probably depends on which school you are in, but at the schools I have been in and observed, most are very team oriented. They want all of the teachers teaching a particular subject to be on the same page with lessons and activities. At the school I am working at now, we don't all have to be doing the same exact activity every day, but we must be teaching the same topic and we are do...