Melissa Gostel

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Recent Posts by Melissa

Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:59 PM in 21st Century Project
My practicum assignment (a high school in Henrico, VA) is pursuing a project that I've heard referenced as "21st Century." From what I understand, it involves a collaborative scientific method-focused research project among teachers and students that will be submitted to some sort of summit at the end of the year and may be related to the biology standards of learning. Can anyone share their insig...

Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:48 PM in Biology novels
Check out Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson. Or anything by Wilson, really :)

Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:37 PM in Skills based grading
I agree that skills/proficiency-based grading is much less ambiguous than traditional point systems. Students should be evaluated on their mastery of particular content goals and provided ample opportunities to try, try, try again. It is my understanding that this type of incentivised learning promotes long-term retention.

Recent Public Collections by Melissa


2 Resources

Idea Bank: Building Traits
Type: Journal Article

Genetic Building Blocks
Type: Journal Article


15 Resources

An Award-Winning Approach to Lead Safety
Type: Journal Article

Safety First!
Type: Journal Article