I’m back!

I recently realized its been about a year and a half since I last posted. Yikes.

Why you may ask? Last school year, 2012-2013, I started teaching AP Biology and ever since it’s been a whirlwind of fast paced, in-depth content on top of keeping up with the planning, grading, etc… of my other classes. So, needless to say I’ve spent the past year, well teaching. Oh, yeah, not to mention coaching cross-country and track while trying to have a bit of a life too…

I have had many great experiences and have grown as an educator and a person. This growth has occurred in many facets. First, developing my ability to teach a high level of content while holding a pace to be prepared for the AP test in May. Secondly, I have a better understanding of my content area, which allows me to break it down to its key points to; being more successfully reaching out and teaching all students. Finally, for this post, I feel more confident as an educational leader in my school.

I’m not saying the whirlwind is gone, not by far, but I am keeping my head slightly higher above the water. With this extra breathing room I plan to revitalize Is This Science? and continue to share my lessons learned, project and assessment ideas, and some of the fun and ever entertaining stories of being a high school Biology teacher. The ones that make you ask: is this science?