Ginger Shirley

I am a 23 year veteran teacher who currently teaches biology and integrated chemistry-physics.




New Albany High School

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Recent Posts by Ginger

Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:44 PM in Does Anyone Have a Good Science Icebreaker Ideas?
The trick to getting pictures other than scientist in labs is to ask students to draw what they think their idea of a scientist is. Give no more input than that. I have asked them to close their eyes, think of a person who 'does science' or is a scientist. I ask them to picture in their head what that person looks like, what the area around them looks like, how does it smell, look, feel, etc...THE...

Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:54 PM in Summer Science Reading LIst
Here is what we have done with our required summer reading for this summer. First, a rotation has been set up so that each grade level has a different themed reading. Ex. Science department- all incoming 10th graders. Theology-all incoming 11th graders etc... Next year science will not have a reading requirement. Second: once schedule was set up, it was up to those teachers who would be gettin...

Wed May 30, 2012 9:45 PM in How are you using ipads in the middle and high school science class?
What we have done is for next year only, we are waiving our $410 textbook rental fee. Parents can then use that money to purchase an iPad. Going forward, we are not adopting any new textbooks or so we have been told. Students will be charged a $75 technology fee for this next year. We are having our entire building wired for WIFI and each department is purchasing Apple TVs to be placed in departme...