Stefanie Graban

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Recent Posts by Stefanie

Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:54 PM in Need urgent help with photosynthesis and respiration!!!
Hi, I teach biology to 10th grade, regular education students (not honors, but not special education either). Last semester, my students seemed to have an easy time with photosynthesis and respiration. This semester, it seems that they are entirely lost. They did not even know that plants get water from their roots (let alone discussing osmosis in the roots)! If anyone has any methods or tec...

Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:59 AM in Teaching Evolution for the First Time
You would be surprised at how open minded students can be. I have taught evolution in PA and in NC. Both times the students were more interested in it than I expected. When I start teaching evolution, I tell my students that I am not trying to change their beliefs. No one can take their beliefs away. But, this is something that they should learn because it will make them more intelligent peopl...

Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:49 AM in Help! Need to teach AFTER the big state test!
Thank you for the ideas everyone! I'm waiting to hear more about our testing situation before I decide what to do. (I may have to switch rooms on some of the testing days.) I do think it would be a great time to discover those more in depth topics. I am thinking that maybe I'll come up with some topic ideas and let the students decide!