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 May 03, 2019 1:00 PM in Global Warming
Loren, I love this initiative and how we can show our students how connected we all are across the globe. One suggestion is to use the program livebinder - as a place to house several different web pages for your kids to explore. This way you can use the site to create a place for your kids to go to and they can use it as a resource.  The issue is that you will have...

Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 PM in SORTING
I love all of the ideas on this thread as well! I was thinking and another cool idea may be leaves. I am thinking more during the fall season but you could take your kiddo outside and have them pick different leaves and then you could sort them. You could sort by size, color, shape. You could have kids try and identify the trees they think they fell from and even list what all leaves have that ar...

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:09 AM in Use the Outdoors in EVERY LESSON!
Lindsay this is a great idea and I really love where you are coming from. In my school, we have two outdoor classrooms. These are sections outside of the school but around the building that the science teachers take their classes out to give students the opportunity to classify plant and animal life as well look at population distribution. We also have a courtyard where the environmental class wo...

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.