Karen Luxford

I am a second-year Biology teacher at Lawrence Jr./Sr. High School.




Lawrence Jr./Sr. High School

Recent Posts by Karen

Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:23 PM in Help, chemistry labs
I may be in a similar situation this year, and really found your solutions quite helpful! Thank you very much for your thorough response to the initial question. It was helpful and I appreciate your suggestions!

Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:18 PM in Teaching Lab Safety
I love Carolyn's idea! I have only ever gone through the rules in a boring teacher-directed instruction, but have been trying to come up with creative ideas myself. One thing I have fond is doing demonstrations. For example, putting a contact lens in acid to show what may happen if you don't wear your goggles. Steming off of your question, does anyone have some neat or creative ideas of wha...

Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:06 PM in New Teacher Question
Hi! I just completed my second year of teaching. :) I did daily warm-ups as well, but I collected their warm-ups every day. Mostly, I graded based on participation but it varied on the day and the complexity of the assignment. I found that collecting them on a daily basis is paper heavy and can get overwhelming. Something new I'm trying this year is a two-week warm-up page. Students will com...