Mrs. Rachel Schneider
Science Dept. –Biology & AP Biology
East Ridge HighSchool
Celebratory Best Practice:
I strive to create an inviting classroom for students, foster a fun but safe learning environment, and encourage students to develop a true love for Biology. My goal is for all students to connect the concepts taught in Biology to the “real world”.
Instructional Best Practice:
I utilize available resources and technology to guide students toward mastery of each Biology benchmark. Within each unit I address the needs of my kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learners by using wet/virtual labs, individual and group activities, case studies, video clips, interactive online resources, power points with pictures and diagrams, “Cornell Notes”, “Thinking Maps”, and supplemental online materials to engage students in the study of inquiry-based science.
“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”– Albert Einstein
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Indian Proverb