Second Half Kickoff
Student behavioral expectations and participation requirements continue in effect for the remainder of the school year. Biology concepts to be covered include additional coverage of evolution and animals, the use and application of scientific models, lab dissection, along with a cursory look at specialized fields of biology and a deeper review of the cell and heredity.
Typically, this “topic” follows a return from December break. The classroom instructor should review behavioral expectations, classroom procedure, individual responsibilities, and a high-level review of topics previously covered.
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Re-introduce and Practice
Specific “bell-work” activities such as Write a Letter or Venn Diagram analysis may be appropriate to re-introduce and assist some students who otherwise struggle with those activities and goals.
Introduce or reinforce the importance of 21st Century Skills, as well as Lab Techniques.
Special Notes and Notices
This topic offers a wide-variety of instruction options. The overall intention here is to re-establish classroom norms, set-the-table for what’s upcoming, and possibly offer-up an intervention in one or more skills areas such as reading complex text, presenting, infusing creative processes in learning, etc.