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

Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:00 AM in Classroom Management
Amalia this is a great question! If we don't set up an expectation for how we want our students to act especially during an inquiry lesson the chaos can feel overwhelming. One of the things that we do is modeling our expectations. We give our students examples of what we expect. Even modeling phrases that we would say to each other during different parts of the lab. It is always good to give exam...

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...

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.