Monday, May 10, 2010

Chapter 4 and Reflection

Today students had a quiz on Chapter 4.

This reflection has two parts. The first part is about YOU and YOUR experiences in the class. The second part is to help me improve this class for next year.

Part 1:

1. What assignment are you most proud of from this class and why?
1. How does this work demonstrate your skills and abilities in Biology?

2. What was challenging or interesting about this project?

3. If you had to do this again, what would you do differently?

2. What did you work the hardest on? Was it a specific project, studying for a test, learning to be organized etc?

3. What was the most interesting thing to learn about this spring term? In case you’ve forgotten all that we have done, look on the back of the sheet for a list of topics.

4. What were the biggest challenges to your success in this class?

5. How did you work to overcome these challenges?

6. How have you changed as a student from the start of the year to now?

7. What can you teach others about Biology that you couldn't before?

8. What will you take away from this class?

9. What questions do you still have?

10. Do you plan to continue to study biology, either at the IB or AP level? Why or why not?

Part 2:

What are three things you think I do well as a teacher?

What are three things (or areas) where you think I could improve as a teacher?

Do you think you would do better in this class if you were given outlines of PowerPoints and you took notes on the outlines in class?

What is one piece of advice you would give to students who are taking this class next year?

Anything else I should know?

Spring Term Topics:

The work of Mendel, Probability & Punnet Squares, Mendelian Genetics, Meiosis, Linkage & Gene Maps, Beyond Mendel, DNA & RNA, Transcription & Translation, DNA Replication, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, Evolution of Populations, History of Life, The Biosphere, Climate Change, Ecosystems & Communities. Coming soon: Dichotomous keys and populations!

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