Monthly Archives: March 2016


Science Experiment : Diffusion and Osmosis

By |March 20th, 2016|Science|

My course is designed to prepare students for the New York State Living Environment Regents exam. During our unit of study on diffusion and osmosis, my students learn that all cells contain membranes that are selectively permeable, allowing certain things to pass into and leave out of the cell. They learn that diffusion is the process in which [...]

Kungfu and Taichi Elective

By |March 20th, 2016|Talent Period|

Middle school is a great time for trying new things, seeing what the world has to offer, and growing in new directions. Our weekly Talent Period at Mott Hall III is dedicated school time for opening doors to new experiences for our students -- experiences they might never find anywhere else. For my Talent Period, [...]

Doctopus and Goobric

By |March 20th, 2016|Tools for Teaching|

During my first year of teaching ELA, I really struggled with organization. I tried several ways of keeping up with collecting, reading, commenting, and distributing 70 essays per week until I discovered Doctopus and Goobric. Doctopus is an add-on to Google Chrome, which organizes all of your files in Google Drive. Goobric allows you to [...]

Field Trip Experiences

By |March 20th, 2016|Field Trip|

Ever heard of the film Norm of the North? No? Well, it’s about an anthropomorphic polar bear that decides to travel to New York City in a bid to stop global warming. Did the 30 students who choose to pick that film as their field trip incentive know that? No. Did they know that Star [...]